Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication.Substances such as alcohol, marijuana and nicotine also are considered drugs.Signs and symptoms of drug use or intoxication may vary, depending on the type of drug. People use cannabis by smoking, eating or inhaling a vaporized form of the drug.
Drug addiction, also called substance use disorder, is a disease that affects a person's brain and behavior and leads to an inability to control the use of a legal or illegal drug or medication.
Due to the toxic nature of these substances, users may develop brain damage or sudden death.
Signs and symptoms of use can include: Opioids are narcotic, painkilling drugs produced from opium or made synthetically.
Synthetic cannabinoids, also called K2 or Spice, are sprayed on dried herbs and then smoked, but can be prepared as an herbal tea.
Despite manufacturer claims, these are chemical compounds rather than "natural" or harmless products.
Packages are often labeled as other products to avoid detection.
Despite the name, these are not bath products such as Epsom salts.
Some drugs, such as opioid painkillers, have a higher risk and cause addiction more quickly than others.
As time passes, you may need larger doses of the drug to get high. As your drug use increases, you may find that it's increasingly difficult to go without the drug.
These drugs can produce a "high" similar to marijuana and have become a popular but dangerous alternative.
Signs and symptoms of recent use can include: Substituted cathinones, also called "bath salts," are mind-altering (psychoactive) substances similar to amphetamines such as ecstasy (MDMA) and cocaine.