Substances such as alcohol, tobacco, marijuana, opioid, inhalants and so on, change mood or behaviour, or both. These substances are often consumed occasionally for social or recreational purposes. However, at times, the use of such substances becomes excessive and repetitive at regular intervals, leading to substantial impairment in personal, professional, and social life. In such a case, an individual is said to have become dependent on such substances. Similarly, behaviours such as gambling, exploring the internet, shopping or internet gaming can become addictive if they lead to significant interference in a person’s ability to function optimally. If the indulgence is associated with the above-mentioned symptoms, a person is said to have a "Substance Use Disorder" or an “Addictive Disorder”. Such disorders often begin in early adolescence, with extremely high prevalence in individuals aged 18-24 years.
The types of addictive substances include, but are not limited to alcohol, caffeine, marijuana, hallucinogens, inhalants, opioids, sedatives, hypnotics, anxiolytics, stimulants (cocaine and amphetamine related substances) and tobacco.
Are you or a loved one repeatedly engaging in substances such as alcohol, tobacco,or cocaine without being able to stop?
Are you or your loved one ignoring work and other responsibilities to engage in such activities?
UMANG CLINIC is THE SOLUTION. We help those with addictions pave the road to recovery and find meaning in life again. We have set up a De-addiction Clinic in Nagpur to help people from all over India find relief from their addictions.
Read on to understand what is happening and how you can help yourself. It started with an occasional beer or a smoke here and there. Before you know it, you were drinking or smoking more and more every day. This habit slowly took over your life. Now, you cannot focus on work or at home. Your relationships are suffering, and so are you. You want to stop, but you do not know how. Sounds familiar? It is possible that you are suffering from an ADDICTIVE DISORDER.
The following symptoms and other information related to addictions are found in those suffering from a Substance Use Disorder. If you seem to feel that some or several of them apply to you, speak to us! A formal evaluation encompassing assessments related to developmental, educational, psychological, as well as medical aspects of your history could help in identifying steps to reclaim your life!
Addiction is an illness which typically presents with the following symptoms :
Any kind of substance intake stimulates neural circuits of the brain, and provides the feeling or experience of pleasure or ‘high’. Over a period of time, with use, they modulate the brain’s reward system such that this pleasure replaces pleasure from all other activities, leading to an inability to stop the substance. Thus, addiction is an illness which is typically the result of a combination of biological, psychological and social factors, which are as follows :