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    • Assignment: Psychology Topic: Drug Addiction Submitted to: Mam Iram Submitted By: M.Ahsan,Faheem, Muzaffer,Sadam Roll no: F12-M44,F11-M32, F11-M13, F12-M45 Program: BSIT 4th semester Session: 2012-2016 University of Education Township Campus
    • Definitions Drug addiction is a dependence on an illegal drug or a medication. When you're addicted, you may not be able to control your drug use and you may continue using the drug despite the harm it causes. Drug addiction can cause an intense craving for the drug. You may want to quit, but most people find they can't do it on their own. Symptoms Most drug addictions start with casual or social use of a drug. For some people, using the drug becomes a habit, and its use becomes more and more frequent. As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. Soon you may need the drug just to feel good. As your drug use increases, you may find that it becomes increasingly difficult to go without the drug. Stopping may cause intense cravings and make you feel physically ill (withdrawal symptoms). Drug addiction symptoms or behaviors include:  Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly — this can be daily or even several times a day  Failing in your attempts to stop using the drug  Making certain that you maintain a supply of the drug  Spending money on the drug, even though you can't afford it  Doing things to obtain the drug that you normally wouldn't do, such as stealing  Feeling that you need the drug to deal with your problems  Driving or doing other risky activities when you're under the influence of the drug  Focusing more and more time and energy on getting and using the drug Drug abuse in teenagers It can sometimes be difficult to distinguish normal teenage moodiness or angst from signs of drug use. Possible indications that your teenager is using drugs include:  Problems at school. Frequently missing classes or missing school, a sudden disinterest in school or school activities, or a drop in grades may be indicators of drug use.  Physical health issues. Lack of energy and motivation may indicate your child is using certain drugs.  Neglected appearance. Teenagers are generally concerned about how they look. A lack of interest in clothing, grooming or looks may be a warning sign of drug use.  Changes in behavior. Teenagers enjoy privacy, but overstated efforts to bar
    • family members from entering their rooms or knowing where they go with their friends might indicate drug use. Also, drastic changes in behavior and in relationships with family and friends may be linked to drug use.  Spending money. Sudden requests for money without a reasonable explanation for its use may be a sign of drug use. You may also discover money stolen from previously safe places at home. Items may disappear from your home because they're being sold to support a drug habit. Environmental Factors Contribute to Addiction : • Co-morbid mental illness • Early physical or sexual abuse • Observing violence • Stress • Lords who use drugs • Drug availability Why do Mental Illnesses and Substance Abuse Co-occur?  Self-medication suggestion  Common or correlated causes  the life processes and risk factors that give rise to mental illness and substance abuse may be related or overlap. Types of drugs and their symptoms: Marijuana and hashish It's possible to develop a psychological addiction to cannabis compounds including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) found in marijuana and hashish. People who have a marijuana addiction generally use the drug on a daily basis. They don't actually have a chemical dependence on the drug but rather feel the need to regularly use the drug. Signs of use and dependence can include:  Poor memory  Increased blood pressure and heart rate  Red eyes
    •  Decreased coordination  Difficulty concentrating  Increased appetite  Slowed reaction time  Fearful thinking Alcohol: General Information:  Alcohol may be the world’s oldest known drug.  Also known as ethyl alcohol or ethanol  Big business in today’s society  Alcohol abuse has become a major public health problem. Path of Alcohol in Body:  Mouth: alcohol enters the body.  Stomach: some alcohol gets into the bloodstream in the stomach, but most goes on to the small intestine.  Small Intestine: alcohol enters the bloodstream through the walls of the small intestine.  Heart: pumps alcohol throughout the body.  Brain: alcohol reaches the brain.  Liver: alcohol is oxidized by the liver at a rate of about 0.5 oz per hour.  Alcohol is converted into water, carbon dioxide and energy. How Alcohol effect you? Factors that influence how alcohol will affect a person include:  age  gender  physical condition  amount of food eaten
    •  other drugs or medicines taken Drug Addiction Treatment A holistic, medically informed approach to addiction treatment sets Timberline Knolls apart from other residential treatment centers, detox programs and drug rehab centers. Our addiction treatment team consistently helps women make real-life changes that are recognized by the leaders in outpatient drug and alcohol treatment who trust us to care for their patients. Timberline Knolls Residential Treatment Center is a leader in recovery for women ages 12 and up who abuse or have developed an addiction to one or more chemical substances:  Illicit drugs (such as cocaine, heroin, marijuana, methamphetamines / crystal meth)  Alcohol  Prescription drugs (such as Xanax / benzodiazepines, Oxycontin / opioids, Vicodin, Klonopin, Adderall)  Inhalants Compassionate Treatment for Drug Abuse and Addiction Timberline Knolls’ treatment philosophy integrates medical excellence with attention to the realities of recovery by helping women to strengthen five core aspects of the self:  Physical  Mental  Emotional  Spiritual  Social Our integrated team of psychiatrists, internal medicine physicians, nurses and therapists are not only experts in drug and alcohol addiction treatment. They also possess extensive expertise treating other psychiatric, psychological and medical conditions that contribute to dependence on drugs, including women and girls with a dual diagnosis. We assess each woman’s entire history of substance abuse, as well as symptoms of pain, anxiety and depression. Assessment may uncover related addictions, such as prescription medication dependence or eating disorders that may have originated prior to drug abuse. Our addiction experts are also trained to recognize efforts to conceal dependence on cocaine, heroin, or other narcotics, or to offset their symptoms. Seeking the Root Cause, Treating the Whole Person Timberline Knolls’ alcohol and drug addiction treatment team also digs deeper into the underlying causes and conditions of the entire addictive disease process. As a result, they often identify co-occurring psychiatric conditions not addressed by past treatment facilities who may have focused primarily on intervention or detox. If
    • unaddressed or under-addressed, co-occurring disorders frequently lie at the root of repeated relapses. Women who come to Timberline Knolls for residential drug abuse or alcoholism treatment receive much more than education about the disease of addiction and instruction about the process of recovery. We pledge to provide each resident with:  compassion, understanding and practical recovery coaching from staff that recognizes the crucial step they have taken by seeking treatment at a residential treatment center  input into the objectives of treatment and ownership of their recovery process  encouragement in the process of spiritual renewal and self-awareness  emotional support to develop awareness of how addiction has impacted their lives and relationships with loved ones  continuous attention to their health and to any complications from long-term drug dependence or alcohol addiction  support in working to heal relationships with family through weekly family systems therapy Call now: 855-552-1331. Our counselors can help you. Individualized Treatment We don’t have a substance abuse track. Timberline Knolls treatment professionals craft individualized treatment plans for each woman. Our rigorous, medically-informed approach to education, treatment and recovery succeeds where other attempts may have failed. Women and their families regain hope for a bright future by tapping into their strength and learn to experience their emotions in healthy, adaptive ways. This enables residents to break free of the toxic shame that may result from relapses after attending past treatment programs that often focus primarily on detox and may last as few as 28 days.
    • unaddressed or under-addressed, co-occurring disorders frequently lie at the root of repeated relapses. Women who come to Timberline Knolls for residential drug abuse or alcoholism treatment receive much more than education about the disease of addiction and instruction about the process of recovery. We pledge to provide each resident with:  compassion, understanding and practical recovery coaching from staff that recognizes the crucial step they have taken by seeking treatment at a residential treatment center  input into the objectives of treatment and ownership of their recovery process  encouragement in the process of spiritual renewal and self-awareness  emotional support to develop awareness of how addiction has impacted their lives and relationships with loved ones  continuous attention to their health and to any complications from long-term drug dependence or alcohol addiction  support in working to heal relationships with family through weekly family systems therapy Call now: 855-552-1331. Our counselors can help you. Individualized Treatment We don’t have a substance abuse track. Timberline Knolls treatment professionals craft individualized treatment plans for each woman. Our rigorous, medically-informed approach to education, treatment and recovery succeeds where other attempts may have failed. Women and their families regain hope for a bright future by tapping into their strength and learn to experience their emotions in healthy, adaptive ways. This enables residents to break free of the toxic shame that may result from relapses after attending past treatment programs that often focus primarily on detox and may last as few as 28 days.