Substance abuse

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Substance abuse

  1. 1. SUBSTANCE ABUSE By M Hasan Rahman
  2. 2. WHAT IS SUBSTANCE ABUSE? • Dependence on addictive substance such as drugs and alcohol • Generally known as drug abuse • Chronic brain disease that cause recurrent use of drugs • Also known as mental disorder
  3. 3. WHAT ARE THE RISK FACTORS OF DRUG ABUSE? • Early aggressive behavior • Substance abuse • Lack of parental supervision • Drug availability • Poverty
  4. 4. WHAT CAUSES DRUG ADDICTION? • Genetic predisposition • Drug problems among close relatives • Personality disorder • Preexisting psychiatric disorder • Withdrawal effects • Availability of drugs
  5. 5. WHAT CAUSES DRUG ADDICTION? • Depression • Fear • Anxiety • Anger • Loneliness • Low self-esteem • Lack of motivation • Sensation seeking • Escaping reality
  6. 6. WHAT CAUSES DRUG ABUSE? • Curiosity • Fantasy • Peer pressure • Bad influence
  7. 7. HOW IT AFFECTS A PERSON’S PHYSICAL HEALTH? • Loss of weight • Loss of appetite • High blood pressure • Heart and respiratory failure • Cancer • Drug associated illness
  8. 8. WHAT EFFECTS DRUG ABUSE HAS ON MENTAL HEALTH? • Depression • Schizophrenia • Paranoia • Aggression • Hallucination • Low self-control
  9. 9. WHAT EFFECTS DRUG ABUSE HAS ON SOCIETY? • Causes Child and Women abuse • Creates Violence • Triggers Criminal activities • Traffic accidents • Street crimes
  10. 10. EFFECTS OF DRUG ABUSE ON OUR ECONOMY • Cost health care system • Cost law and order • Places burden on the workforce • Destroys healthy work hand
  11. 11. REMEDY • Creating awareness • Early intervention and prevention • Implement available law to control drug dealings • Establishing good relationship with the family members • Self motivation

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