Tuesday, February 9, 2010

Behavioral Indications Hinting at Drug Addiction

Despite the varying effects of different drugs to a person's physical and mental health, the primary pattern whereby they permeate his system is the same. The more he uses drugs, the more he craves them, and the worse his health and life would get. Since excessive use of these harmful substances has a direct effect on both the mind and body, his judgment and overall physical and mental functioning would suffer.

Physical and mental side effects would differ depending on the specific kind of drug used. With regards to mental effects, the moods are the ones directly targeted since drugs are often used to make a person feel good albeit temporarily. Since the moods are affected, specific behavioral indications are likely to manifest. They are as follows:

-- A person would go through cycles of experiencing a surge in both mental and physical energy, evident through chattiness, cheerfulness, or just being uncannily energetic.

-- He is likely to be irritable and easily provoked to anger.

-- He has become paranoid and may have delusions.

-- He could suffer from feelings of depression and/or indifference.

-- He is prone to temper flares marked by violence.

-- He starts to hallucinate or shows symptoms of temporary psychosis.

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Written By Maris Modesto

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