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What is drug addiction?

Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use. Drug cravings, despite the harmful effects, are compulsive or difficult to control. Most people voluntarily choose to use drugs the first time. Repeated drug use can lead to brain changes that challenge an addict's self-control and hinder their ability to cope with the intense urge to take drugs. These brain changes can be persistent, which is why drug addiction is considered a "recurrent" disease - people recovering from drug use disorders are at an increased risk of returning to drug use even after years of non-use of the drug.

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cocaine addiction

Cocaine

A cocaine addiction has become an indispensable part of our society nowadays. There has been an enormous increase in cocaine users in Flanders. The “normalization” has been going on for a while, while we know what the consequences are of this product. In fact, overdoses have increased by 2018%, according to a 5 report. Since cocaine provides a quick rush and immediate mental clarity, it is incredibly addictive. Long-term cocaine use has a significant impact on body function and overall health.

Cannabis

According to the WHO, marijuana is the most commonly used drug in Europe. The mind-altering ingredient in marijuana is tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), and while levels of THC vary from source to source, the amount of marijuana has increased from an average of 4% in 1995 to 12% in 2014, making today's marijuana more potent - and more dangerous - than ever before.

What are the symptoms of drug addiction?

  • Feeling that you have to use the drug regularly - daily or even several times a day.
  • Having an intense urge for drugs and therefore unable to think clearly or realistically.
  • Need more and more over time to achieve the same effect.
  • Using larger amounts and for a longer period of time than you initially intended.
  • Make sure you always have the drugs in stock.
  • Spending money on drugs, even if you can't actually afford it.
  • Failure to meet commitments and work responsibilities or cut back on social or recreational activities because of drug use.
  • Continue to use the drug, even though you are aware that it causes problems and / or can cause you physical and psychological harm.
  • Doing things you wouldn't normally do just to get the drugs (for example, steal).

BREAK THE PATTERN

It is very difficult to admit that you have a drug addiction. Too much drug use and its consequences bring shame. Overcoming an addiction is very difficult and requires a lot of energy and attention.

At Reset we understand better than anyone what it feels like and are happy to put you on the road to recovery.

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