Drug Addiction & Abuse

Dependencies are most typically connected with drugs but can also broadly describe engagement in any compulsive behaviour resulting in possible damage. While addiction to drugs is the most common symptom, dependencies can also be related to a series of activities including betting and gambling, compulsive sex, computer games, or web use.

The essential function of dependencies is that engagement in a specific behaviour is compulsive and produces a preferred change in consciousness, yet proves troublesome in the long term. Drugs, for instance, have the most powerful effects, bringing about obvious physical, physiological or mental modifications in the body.

Normally drugs are classified in three major classifications as follows:

Depressants slow the functions of the main nervous system and impact concentration and coordination. Examples of depressants consist of legal compounds such as alcohol or illegal ones such as cannabis, opiods (eg heroin, methadone) and GHB (gammahydroxy butarate).

Stimulants accelerate physical functions and can cause euphoria, energy and awareness. Legal stimulants include caffeine, nicotine and ephedrine while illegal stimulants include amphetamines such as ‘ice’ or ‘speed’, cocaine and MDMA (methylenedioxymethamphetamine or ‘euphoria’).

Hallucinogens misshape understandings of truth with unpredictable and often hazardous effects. Hallucinogens include marijuana, ketamine, LSD (lysergic acid diethylamide), ‘magic mushrooms’ (psilocybin), mescaline (peyote) and PCP (phencyclidine).

While there are varying degrees of usage of illegal drugs, problems develop when the harms related to use begin to exceed the rewards. If regular drug use is most likely to position you at odds with the law; or if continued use is starting to affect your general health, your state of mind, the quality of your work and your relationships with others, then the general quality of life is at danger and professional treatment and assistance might prove necessary.

Drug Dependency Treatment

Like alcohol usage, making use of compounds or drugs whether narcotics, stimulants, hypnotics, stimulants or hallucinogenics, can be surprisingly complicated. The use of drugs or substances has a function whether understood or not. Treatment for drug addiction can only take place when that function can be made clear and much healthier alternatives put in place to attend to the original concerns the drugs were deployed to at first resolve.

At The Banyans, we:

  • Help you understand exactly what is owning you to misuse drugs;
  • Deal with you to fix these underlying problems;
  • Assist you to understand the broader image of addictive processes as they play out in your life;
  • Provide you with the tools to live a pleasing and satisfying life without requiring drugs.
  • Drug use is not confined to separate scenes or subcultures. Substance abuse prevails and pervasive and moves across social, gender and age lines. Anyone can be affected by problematic usage.

A Holistic Approach To Dealing With Drug Addiction

Treating drug dependency holistically needs a sensitively staged method. As abrupt withdrawals can be potentially life threatening or unsafe, medical supervision is needed from the outset.

Following the acute withdrawal phase, invigorating therapies, light body work and light individual training will help build strength and vigor. On the other hand, intensive psychiatric therapy and other reflective therapies start to brighten the underlying much deeper factors behind habitual drug use. With this understanding, a renewed connection to life is strengthened through engagement in a range of intriguing, enjoyable and pleasurable activities.

Our holistic technique will unite your mind, body and your inmost self, into alignment and harmony. However significantly – all your program activities and therapies will be presented at the ideal speed, at the correct time, and in the right mix.

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