An addiction is defined as
the habit to let itself
dominate by the use of
toxic substances (drugs);
this compulsive and
consumption entails a
as much as psychological.
A characteristic of the
addiction is that the
attempt to finish or to
end it produces
emotional, mental and
and until detrimental
for the health.
The World Health Organization defines the
addiction to drugs like “A psychic and physical
state, resulting of the consumption of a drug,
characterized by compulsive conduct that
makes the impulse irresistible use it,
continuous or periodically with the purpose of
to undergo psychic effects and, sometimes,
to avoid the malaise caused by her absence”
Psico-addictive drug is called to any psico-addictive,
psico-trophic or narcotic substance (Latin stupor,
that induces sleep, that dulls, that gets someone
What a drug is?
A narcotic is a chemical agent derived form
morphine that produces a state of critical moment
and a lack of nervous answer, and is characterized for
the person that consumes it, disconnects of its
surroundings. It is considered like drug to any
substance that makes a physical or psychological
change in a person.
What is the drug addiction?
Is an upheaval of the conduct
that consists of
uncontrollable desire to
consume a drug which a
person has become
accustomed itself, for to
obtaining certain effect.
The drug abuse consists of using these products
without medical prescription and with aims different
from the therapeutic ones.
Besides the intestinal smooth muscle effect, they
produce some state of mental euphoria.
Other drugs are
- Antitusive, that acts on the central nervous system
- Anorexigenics (blocking of the appetite)
- Substances derived from the benzedrine, that
produces stimulation, absence of dream and fatigue.
The dependency of
drugs is the
consumption of the drug
to fulfill psychological
demands of the
organism for the
chemical agent to whom
someone is addict.