Alcoholism is a broadly used term describing an individuals dependency on alcohol with compulsive and constant consumption. Alcohol abuse can result in damage to every major organ in the body, including one’s brain chemistry. If untreated, this condition is often fatal and can result in organ failure.
Cocaine is a powerfully addictive drug that can cause damage to the cardiovascular and central nervous system. It is a stimulant, an appetite suppressant and a topical analgesic. With excessive use, cocaine can cause chronic itching, tachycardia, hallucinations and paranoid delusions, all potentially life-threatening at high dosages.
Rehabilitation procedures need to be carefully monitored, as withdrawal symptoms may become severe, including paranoia, depression, anxiety and even psychosis.
Methamphetamine is a stimulant that affects the central nervous system. It increases alertness, concentration, and in high doses creates a euphoric feeling, enhancing self-esteem and libido. These qualities make it a highly addictive psychoactive drug.
Methamphetamine is an FDA approved drug to treat ADHD and some cases of obesity. These prescriptions cannot be refilled, and requires a doctor visit each time a prescription is refilled.
Opioids dependencies involve an extreme preoccupation with taking and obtaining more drugs, taking extremes beyond their better judgement. Excessive usage begins to build a tolerance, and can completely neglect any other responsibility to obtain more quantities of the drug. Withdrawal symptoms can be extreme, ranging from severe anxiety, dysphoria, akathisia to tremors and dizziness.