Drug addiction: how to recognize and treat it


What is drug dependence and how it arises

Drug addiction is a serious health problem that can affect anyone who overuses drugs, whether prescription or over-the-counter. This condition leads to physical or psychological dependence, where the individual feels unable to function without medication. Addiction often begins innocently, with the use of drugs for pain relief or to improve sleep, but can quickly escalate into more serious problems. Recognizing and admitting addiction is the first step to starting treatment.


Symptoms and consequences of drug addiction

The main symptoms of addiction include an increased need for medication, taking larger doses than recommended, constant thoughts about the medication, or problems with concentration and memory. Life-threatening conditions may occur, including deterioration of physical health, psychological problems, social isolation, and problems in personal life. and professional life. It is important to take these symptoms seriously and seek professional help.


How drug addiction treatment works

Drug addiction treatment requires a comprehensive approach that includes detoxification, psychotherapy and recovery support. At the NEO Center, you will meet experts who will help you draw up an individual treatment plan. Treatment can take place on an outpatient basis or as part of a residential program. It depends on the severity of the addiction and the individual needs of the client. The key to success is openness, the willingness to work on yourself and the support of experts and loved ones.

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