If you think of drugs and alcohol as your source of happiness and satisfaction, then you have to change your mind setting. Yes, these substances gives you pleasure. But until when? The question is not a matter of how’s and what’s, it is about how long shall these substances provide you gratification. I know that you are completely aware that these stuff only gives you temporary happiness. Moreover, whether you like it or not, these can also contribute to varied damages in your body especially when you are at the stage of being dependent to it. Such period is referred to as alcohol and drug dependency.
Alcohol and drug dependency is a phase of a substance user’s life wherein he becomes dependent of alcohol and drug due to the continuous abuse of it. A user is considered to be on the dependency stage when his substance tolerance rate increases. This happens when an individual intakes more amount of substance than what he usually consumes. If the person cannot intake the average or higher amount of substance he usually consumes, his body will not function normally. If such dependency cannot be tolerated, there will be damages inflicted to the body.
Such dependency has damaged the major areas of the body, such as the skin, hair, kidneys, heart, pancreas, stomach and others. This may cause the liver to swell due to the decrease of nutrients and vitamins storage. Another is the inflammation of the kidney due to huge loss of nutrients. It also affects the central nervous system and hypothalamus that may affect the brain, especially the memory and the ability to think. Most substance addicts experience deterioration of skin and hair since the chemical toxin available in such substances depletes nutrients that makes the hair and skin healthy. This explains on why most addicts look too old for their age.
The effects of using drugs can also be categorized into physical, behavioural and psychological. Among the physical changes are bloodshot eyes (eye redness), abrupt weight loss and gain due to the changes in appetite, bad odour in breath, body and clothing, tremors and inaudible speech and, most of all, deterioration in physical appearance. On the other hand, the behavioural changes includes absent-mindedness, sudden changes in friends, hangout places and hobbies, suspicious behaviour and engagement into troubles and fights. As for the psychological changes, they are depression, mood swings, change in personality, lack of motivation and anxiety.
These damages are at all times fatal, that it may eventually lead to death. There are so many cases that drug and alcohol dependencies have resulted to overdose. These are commonly occurring in media, especially in most celebrities. But it is never too late to make a change. If you happen to know someone or if you, yourself, happens to be in a situation wherein there is a struggle for substance dependency, I better suggest you to make a move. Talk to someone and seek help for personal and medical treatments. Do not let your life be ruined with the effects of drugs. Take the risk and make a movement!