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CAUSES OF DRUG ADDICTION

Drug Addiction is a disease that affects a person’s brain and behavior. Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine are considered drugs. When a person gets addicted, he may continue using drugs despite of their harm. There is no specific causes of drug addiction, but genetics, psychological and environmental factors are considered to play a significant role. There can also be multiple factors present leading to drug addiction.

The psychological causes of drug addiction include a mental illness such as depression, inability to connect with others, lack of friends or social life, poor performance at work or school, and stress. The environmental factors that can be causes of drug abuse include a poor group that use or promote drugs, gender and ethnicity contribute to addiction, lower socioeconomic status, participation in a sport where performance-enhancing drugs are used, and a family member in a home taking drugs already. Genetics causes of drug addiction appear to involve multiple gene sequences.

Whatever causes drug addiction, it is harmful as it not only effects physically but also harm the mental capability of an addict. The addicts lose control on herself and/or on his life and they need extra care and attention. Nowadays there are many drug rehab centers available that help addict to fight against addiction and present customized solutions for them. Thus it is highly recommended to have the recoveries if you or some of your loved ones is effected by drugs.

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Life is a precious gift and we all should cherish every moment of it because no one knows when it will be over. When a person comes back after addiction treatment at a drug rehab center, the chances of relapse are very bright. In fact, 60% people relapse after completing their treatment. People must have a plan for transitioning back into life so that they will never fall back into old habits.

Treatment programs involve aftercare services to ensure the settlement of a person back into his life. It includes to educate so an individual can identify warning signs of relapse and to take action against it. This program also offers strategies on how to react to cravings or external cues that could trigger alcohol or drug use. This program also include of close family members and friends in some therapy and educational opportunities. This programs also offers exercises to build confidence that long-term recovery is possible and that individuals can overcome obstacles on their own or with the help of professionals, family or friends.

Drug Recovery is an ongoing process and many Drug Rehab Centers provide such aftercare services to prevent relapses. It is highly recommended for individuals to get into healthy activities after the complete recovery program to prevent setbacks and maintain sobriety. 

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TECHNOLOGY ROLE IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

In today's world of technology, many advancements have also been made in Medical field. Technology is playing it most useful part in making the healthcare services available at an arm’s length. Nowadays, people rely more and more on technology to make their lives easy in many ways and everything is available with only a click button at our mobiles. Like many other apps available at iPhone/app stores, there are apps available for addiction treatment too.

There are many apps including Sober Grid, Squirrel Recovery available at app stores, which helps patients find an immediate support if they are far away from drug rehab centers, tracks alcohol consumption, and provides motivational messages to users. Such apps helps addict to create their own support programs to help them against their addiction and help them in recovery. Similarly technology is also assisting doctors and hospitals in recovery treatments. For instance, neurofeedback therapy is another advancements in Medical Technology which helps doctors connect to addict brain. Scientists are working to develop other potential therapies that one day may be proved beneficial in Medical field.  

These modern technology advancements provide the most cost effective solutions with the easy accessibility of services with just a push button and thus are highly recommended nowadays.

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