Effectiveness of Crisis Intervention in Drug Abuse Prevention
By Riffat Sadiq PHD
The term, crisis, is defined as an experience of having conflict or problem that seems not to be immediately solved. For instance; job lose, medical illness, death of loved one, divorce, separation, family break up and so forth.A sudden and unexpected crisis is like a threat to life that impairs the bio-psychosocial resources which an individual possess. Psychic equilibrium of victim gets disrupted to the extent that a person fails to cope up with the situation
Stress and Drug Abuse Problems
By Mehreen Rizwan
In fact, stress is one's reaction toward stressors. Two persons in a same situation may react differently. Social factors play the role of stressors in our life, for examples; poverty, marriage, dysfunctional family, unemployment etc. An individual interprets all of these problems in either positive or negative way. Minor level of stress is essential to solve the problems but moderate to severe level of stress impede the person's functioning and his coping skills
Effects of Drug Abuse on Human Brain
By Dr. Qurat-ul-ain
Drug or substance abuse is a compulsive act of using drug in spite of being aware of its adverse effects on health. Different drugs put different effects on human brain. All kinds of drugs impair the structure and functions of brain parts. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter that gets disturbed due to drug abuse. Drug affects the dopamine increasing the feelings of pleasure, as a result, person wants to use drug again and again. Therefore, drug abuse is referred to as brain relapsing disease.
Anxiety and Its Treatment in Relation to Drug Abuse
By Riffat Sadiq PHD
According to American Psychological Association (APA, 2013), Anxiety is an emotion characterized by feelings of tension, worried thoughts and physical changes like increased blood pressure. People with anxiety disorders usually have recurring intrusive thoughts or concerns. They may avoid certain situations out of worry. They may also have physical symptoms such as sweating, trembling, dizziness or a rapid heartbeat.
Violent Behaviors of Drug Abusers
By Haider Ali
News of violent offense at the hands of drug abusers is a matter of great concern. Beating and threatening family members is the common practice. Family members, especially female members usually complain of being physically and emotionally tortured by addicted family members for money Now, drug abusers do not hesitate murdering own family members, either for money or being intoxicated.