Local Resources available to improve the health of addicts
Addiction can prove to be a challenging condition. People usually try to avoid the presence of such people making their situation even worse. Drug addicts will already be facing several mental imbalances and life-threatening diseases as an outcome of their severe addictions. The drug market is one of the largest illegal businesses in the world which yields substantial money at the cost of many poor lives rotting to dust.
Cocaine, DMT, GHB, Heroin, inhalants, ketamine, LSD, Marijuana, MDMA, mescaline (peyote), methamphetamine, PCP, prescription stimulants, steroids, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinone, and tobacco are the primary drugs affecting the health of individuals and addicting them.
Though many initiatives were taken in the past to banish these drugs from the country by the government and non-governmental organizations, no lasting results have been provided till now thanks to the money-driven world. Rehabilitation centers have become the only source of comfort for these people.
Most think that drug addiction is not a severe problem and the addicts will recover by themselves within some time. It is not the case. Many instances of domestic abuse and multiple crimes are also the dire consequences of people becoming drug addicts and losing their sanity. The lives of many families are suffering both mentally and economically only because of the people surrendering themselves to drugs.
The usual health deteriorating diseases the drug addicts become prone to are:
- HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Infectious Diseases
- Cardiovascular Effects like
- Respiratory Effects
- Gastrointestinal Effects
- Musculoskeletal Effects
- Kidney Damage
- Liver Damage
- Neurological Effects
- Hormonal Effects
- Prenatal Effects
- Other Health Effects
- Mental Health Effects and
- Death in extreme cases.
The local resources of rehabilitation not only concentrate on the medications to treat the drug addicts but also in their social upliftment to provide a lasting solution to their problems. Making them self-aware is the first step towards their upliftment. Health care solutions to their problems along with social improvements through workshops and counseling are essential to bring them entirely out of addiction.