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Drug addiction is a chronic, often relapsing brain disease that causes compulsive drug seeking and use, despite harmful consequences to the drug addict and those around them. Drug addiction is a brain disease because the abuse of drugs leads to changes in the structure and function of the brain.

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Causes &Effects


Drug Abuse


  • Most of the time, drug abuse starts with casual use.

  • Drugs can make you feel good for a while

  • They may make you feel energetic, self-confident, and powerful. 

  • Drug use changes your brain and how it works.

  •  If you continue to use drugs, you may develop strong cravings for them, and it may get harder to say "no" to further use.


  • You are more likely to have changes in your behavior than to have physical symptoms.

  • Changes in sleeping or eating habits, less attention to dressing and grooming, 

  • Up-and-down moods, a mood or attitude that is getting worse, or not caring about the future.

  • Anger toward others, or treating others badly.


  • Red eyes, a sore throat, and a dry cough.

  • Needle marks on the arm or other area of the body.

  • Small, "pinpoint" pupils in the eyes.

  • Losing weight without trying to, or not feeling like eating.

  • Changes in how well you sleep.

  • Seeing things that don't exist (hallucinations).


  • Treatment needs to be readily available.

  • Effective treatment attends to multiple needs of the individual, not just his or her drug abuse.

  • Counseling—individual and/or group—and other behavioral therapies are the most commonly used forms of drug abuse treatment.

  • Medications are an important element of treatment for many patients, especially when combined with counseling and other behavioral therapies.

  • Medically assisted detoxification is only the first stage of addiction treatment.

  • Drug use during treatment must be monitored continuously, as lapses during treatment do occur.


Sahyog Detox and De-Addiction Clinic have endeavored to provide a caring, healthy and safe environment where patients need to focus only on the treatment, i.e., therapy sessions and not be bothered by other problems. Our team consists of Medical Doctors, experienced councelors and psycho-social therapists who give services with care and support.

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SAHYOG Detox & De-Addiction ClinicB-44/45, Paryavaran Complex, Said-ul-Ajab,IGNOU Road, New Delhi - 110 030

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