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Dr. Vasu K. Brown answered:

What causes drug addiction?

Socio economics

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there are multiple factors, Socio economics, exposure and culture, life style, upbringing and access to addictive substances
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What causes drug addictions?

Nature and nurture

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Genetic predisposition activated by environmental stimuli
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Dr. Bob Stewart answered:

How do drug addictions start?

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starts by using a drug that briefly gives you pleasure or relieves distress. The most addicting drugs produce tolerance -- more drug is needed to get the same effect -- & cause withdrawal reactions -- you feel terrible as the drug leaves your body. Addictions are misguided attempts to feel good. They are temporary & can cause more problems than they solve, including permanent brain damage.
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Dr. Vasu K. Brown answered:

How do i stop drug addiction?

Glutamine daily

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Take glutamine 2 gm each time you have cravings join support group - it takes effort but you need support system like a 12 step sponsor
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Could rehab stop drug addiction?

Yes

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do you think that if it didn't, anybody would go to it?? However, unlike other medical treatments where success depends on the skill of the doctors/nurses and the effectiveness of medication, success in rehabilitation has more to do with how motivated you are, what resources are available to you, and how long you stay involved in treatment. Overall success can be as high as 90% in some groups.
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What is a drug addiction hotline?

See below

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http://www.addictioncareoptions.com/ (800) 784-6776
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Dr. Alan H. Ali answered:

What side effects of drug addiction?

Drug addiction

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Depends on the drug used. In general, effects are biological such as physical symptoms, psychological such as cravings, and social such as loss of finances or job or family due to alienation.
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Is drug addiction chronical disease?

Yes

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The addictions cross each other. If you stop drinking Alcohol and start using pills you are still at the same spot. And it may not be drugs alone ...Gambling,Food,Sex,Porn...and so forth may replace your drug of choice...But,in the end,however you slice it... you stand at the same,spot....Alone,Miserable,disoriented...and once in a while thinking, where... did all friends and loved one disappear..
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Can you please define drug addiction?

Psychiatric Disorder

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Drug addiction is defined as the use of prescription or illegal drugs for reasons other than their intended use, causing impairment in one's ability to work, to engage in meaningful relationships, and to enjoy life. Addiction usually leads to dependence and tolerance making it very difficult to stop. There are many different forms of treatment. Your PMD can provide you with resources.
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Dr. Jeff Blixt answered:

Why is drug addiction labeled a disease?

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People who are addicted didn't choose to be addicted. More evidence that there is a strong genetic component, that an addicts brain is different even before they ever ingest an addictive drug. their brain responds different to rewards. And once in place the chemistry and nerve changes make it difficult to arrest. but like other chronic diseases, it does respond to treatment, not unlike diabetes.
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