The Véniez Drug Rehab Center© for Abuse & Addiction
The term "addiction" is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, excessive physical dependence or psychological dependence.
There are many definitions of alcoholism and addiction. Of the many definitions, some of them provide conflicting information. However, almost all agree that alcoholism and drug addiction are used to describe the person who has lost the ability to control their drinking or drug use despite adverse consequences.
Alcoholism and addiction are behaviorally similar, distinguished primarily by the substance consumed by the abuser. In some cases, in the absence of alcohol a person will consume drugs and vise versa. The related addiction is based on states of abuse, dependence or withdrawal. Regardless of how addiction and alcoholism are labeled or classified it is when a person puts harmful substances in their bodies and hopes for positive results.
The difference between substance abuse and addiction is very slight. Substance abuse means using an illegal substance or using a legal substance in the wrong way. Addiction begins as abuse, or using a substance like marijuana or cocaine. You can abuse a drug (or alcohol) without having an addiction.
People can get addicted to all sorts of substances. When we think of addiction, we usually think of alcohol or illegal drugs. But people become addicted to medications, cigarettes, even glue! And some substances are more addictive than others: Drugs like crack or heroin are so addictive that they might only be used once or twice before the user loses control.
Addiction means a person has no control over whether he or she uses a drug or drinks. Someone who's addicted to a substance has grown so used to the drug that he or she has to have it. Addiction can be physical, psychological, or both.
Physical addiction is when a person's body actually becomes dependent on a particular substance (even smoking is physically addictive). It also means building tolerance to that substance, so that a person needs a larger dose than ever before to get the same effects. Someone who is physically addicted and stops using a substance like drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes may experience withdrawal symptoms. Common symptoms of withdrawal are diarrhea, shaking, and generally feeling awful.
Psychological addiction happens when the cravings for a drug are psychological or emotional. People who are psychologically addicted feel overcome by the desire to have a drug. They may lie or steal to get it.
A person crosses the line between abuse and addiction when he or she is no longer trying the drug to have fun or get high, but has come to depend on it. His or her whole life centers around the need for the drug. An addicted person — whether it's a physical or psychological addiction or both — no longer feels like there is a choice in taking a substance.
Signs of Addiction
The most obvious sign of an addiction is the need to have a particular drug or substance. However, many other signs can suggest a possible addiction, such as changes in mood or weight loss or gain. (These also are signs of other conditions, too, though, such as depression or eating disorders.)
Signs that you or someone you know may have a drug or alcohol addiction include:
- use of drugs or alcohol as a way to forget problems or to relax
- withdrawal or keeping secrets from family and friends
- loss of interest in activities that used to be important
- problems with schoolwork, such as slipping grades or absences
- changes in friendships, such as hanging out only with friends who use drugs
- spending a lot of time figuring out how to get drugs
- stealing or selling belongings to be able to afford drugs
- failed attempts to stop taking drugs or drinking
- anxiety, anger, or depression
- mood swings
- changes in sleeping habits
- feeling shaky or sick when trying to stop
- needing to take more of the substance to get the same effect
- changes in eating habits, including weight loss or gain
Why are we so unhappy that we Auto-Destruct?
During our entire life we have been accumulating information which makes us who we are. The negative and positive information impacts our lives daily. Sometimes a simple drop can activate us into a state of total non-understanding.
When this happens we don't think of our full glass or what has filled it up. We only focus on that little drop which seems to be the entire filled glass.
It should be known that the subconscious is very complex and functions 24 hours a day. It records all, without anyway of sorting nor selection. It does not have any emotion. All is kept, since your most young age, good or bad, even if you want to forget something unpleasant, it will keep it in a corner, even if you believe to have forgotten it , you haven't.
Your subconscious will be influenced by all the positive and negative events of your life.
It is only by intervening on your subconscious that we can remove or make piece with our past, then one can make changes on his attitude and life. We can say that the therapist “reprograms” the subconscious, he makes peace with the facts, the words, the scenes recorded in your past and records in replacement good adapted suggestions.
THERE IS A REASON FOR EVERYTHING.
Identify the causes, the sources of his or her addiction and eliminate them in four sessions.