Addiction is the uncontrolled habit of practices which deteriorate the social and economic health of individuals making them succumb to life-threatening illnesses. Some years before, addiction was thought to be something dangerous and the society ill-treated the addicts. These days, the situation is not so. Maturity has taken over society. People have learned to respect their feelings and improve their attitude towards them.

Rehabilitation centers are coming up everywhere with the support of government and non-governmental organizations for the upliftment of the poor addicts. These better help Addiction care units function all over the country, provide medications, and helps them overcome the many problems arising as a result of addiction.

Some of the diseases by which the alcohol and drug addicts have primarily been affected include:

  • HIV, Hepatitis, and Other Infectious Diseases
  • Cancer
  • 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 even in extreme cases.

The cure to all these diseases is also taken care of by the rehabilitation centers. The goal of these centers is not only to bring the addicts out from addiction but to prevent them from being indulged in such activities again. Having a good understanding of life and being affectionate towards friends and families will help them come quickly out of addiction. So, these health care centers provide periodic counseling and post-treatment facilities too.

Some of the drugs which lead to the health complexities mentioned above include cocaine, DMT, GHB, Heroin, inhalants, ketamine, LSD, Marijuana, MDMA, mescaline (peyote), methamphetamine, PCP, prescription stimulants, steroids, synthetic cannabinoids, synthetic cathinone, and tobacco. Better awareness has been provided regarding the ill effects of these addictive drugs to prevent innocent people from being addicts.

Ultimately, these preventive actions and treatments will result not in the upliftment of the individuals but also the upliftment of the whole country. It’s our duty too to help them to achieve them in their cause. When the nation is rid of addicts, it will progress swiftly.