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Drug Addiction

Drug Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite its harmful consequences. It is defined as a chronic, relapsing brain disease.

Drugs affect the brain's reward system by producing an excess of dopamine, the chemical responsible for pleasurable feelings ( euphoric stimuli ). Our brains are wired to make sure we repeat rewarding activities, including those associated with drug use. Feelings of pleasure from drug use cause the brain to associate drugs with rewards, which causes cravings.

This process is usually referred to as THE PLEASURE CIRCUIT. In fact this reward / pleasure circuit starts overriding all our subconscious and conscious activities.

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The initial decision to take drugs is typically voluntary :

  • 1. To feel good
  • 2. To perform good
  • 3. To kill curiosity
  • 4. To feel better

However, with continued use, a person's ability to exert self-control can become seriously impaired; this impairment in self-control is the hallmark of addiction.

Kinds of Drug :

  • 1. Prescription drugs.
  • 2. Opioid.
  • 3. Cannabis
  • 4. Cocaine
  • 5. LSD
  • 6.Nicotine.
  • 7.Crack.
  • 8. Crystal
  • 9 Meth.
  • 10. Heroin.
  • 11.MDMA.
  • 12. OxyContin.
  • 13. Ecstasy
  • 14. Flakaa (Zombie Drug) a New Drug-type Spread across the World is Turning People into Cannibals and Zombies.

Hermitage Integrated Treatment :

Treatment for drug abuse or dependence usually includes group therapy, one or more types of counselling, and drug education. Treatment doesn't only deal with drugs. It helps you take control of your life so that you don't have to depend on drugs. You'll learn good reasons to quit drugs , and live WITHOUT them.

Procedure : ( Inpatient & Outpatient )

  • 1. Detoxification : ( drugs are removed from the body )
  • 2. Behavioural counselling : ( Hermitage Life Skills Training And Management Institute ). The life and lifestyle which had become totally dependent on drugs need to transform. To help a person reform SELF and inculcate SELF-ESTEEM, this psychological counselling in must.
  • 3. Medicine : Our facility uses latest medicine, by world renowned doctors with experience ranging from 25-45 years.
  • 4. Psychological assessment / therapies : Drugs can cause permanent psychological damage because it messes up with a person's mood-regulating neurons that are responsible to keep dopamine and serotonin in a person's mind.
  • 5. Evaluation and treatment for co-occurring mental health issues (Dual diagnosis ) such as depression , anxiety, bipolar - disorders, psychosis, etc
  • 5. Long-term follow-up program to prevent relapses. ( FELLOWSHIP ) This is our forte. We have thousands of alumni across the world.
  • 6. Reoccupation (By Reclaiming the long lost SELF- ESTEEM ). Last, but the most important thing is to regain self - respect . The society , in its utter ignorance looks upon this chronic disease as a failure of human WILL POWER. We believe that this taboo is going to remain. The Hermitage Integrated program teaches the art of flying above such ignorance.

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