Alcoholism and Drug Addiction

Alcohol addiction is characterized as the alcoholic liquid that is obtained from fermented grain or fruit. These liquids include beer, wine, and other hard liquors. Alcohol is an addictive drug. The more alcohol we drink the more our body comes to depend on it -thus, the nature of addiction. Excessive drinking of alcohol and chronic pancreatitis caused due to alcohol addiction, alcoholic polyneuropathy which damages the nerve. Delirium tremens (DTs) is caused by alcohol withdrawal after a period of heavy drinking and lead to severe mental and nervous system changes.

Drug addiction is a brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking, despite of its harmful consequences. It causes changes in the normal activity of the nervous system damaging the nerve tissues, killing neurons and this leads to dis-regulation of neural system. Hence uncontrolled drug brings about the destruction of the brain. Most of the behavioral effects of drug addiction include Aggressiveness, Impulsiveness, paranoia, and loss of self- control.

  • Amphetamine addiction
  • Nicotine addiction
  • Cocaine addiction
  • Steroids addiction
  • Narcotics addiction
  • Medicine addiction

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