Seminar on Drug Abuse and Addiction Awareness was held on the 28th of September 2022
The disease of drug abuse and addiction affects both the brain and behavior. Drug addiction makes it more difficult to resist the impulse to use drugs, regardless of how much harm they may do. Drug abuse is the improper use of drugs, whether they are legal or illicit. Drug misuse can take the form of utilizing someone else’s prescription or taking more medication than is prescribed. Drug misuse can be a way to feel better, reduce stress, or escape from reality. Addiction is when a behavior cannot be controlled, not merely when it endangers one’s health or causes oneself or their loved ones financial, emotional, or other problems.
Alcohol, nicotine, opiate medicines, and other legal substances can also contribute to drug addiction, in addition to heroin, cocaine, and other illegal narcotics. A drug may first be liked due to how it makes the user feel. A drug user thinks they can regulate how much and how often they take it. But with time, drugs alter how the brain functions, and the user loses control of their use, which results in negative behaviors.