Addiction – A serious threat to your physical and emotional well-being

Addiction isn’t about using drugs
It’s about what the drug does to your life

As per the definition, Addiction is habitual, psychological or physiologic dependence on a substance or practice that is beyond voluntary control.

Things people get addicted to

  1. Prescribed drugs by doctors
  2. Alcohol
  3. Marijuana
  4. Heroin
  5. Stimulants
  6. Nicotine
  7. Inhalants
  8. Hallucinogen

Consequences of addiction

  1. Weak immune system
  2. Cardiovascular disease
  3. Nausea
  4. Abdominal pain
  5. Liver failure
  6. Strokes
  7. Impaired judgment
  8. Lack of self-control
  9. Hallucination
  10. Cancer
  11. Hormone imbalance
  12. Loss of memory

Treatments for addiction

  • Therapy and medication
  • Outpatient programs
  • Hospitalization
Addiction is really bad since it can destroy one’s health, career and social relationships. Fortunately, there are treatments for addiction and people do respond to medication.

Best doctors to end addiction and substance abuse disorder

Dr. Yalda Safai, MD, MPH Psychiatrist

Dr. Yalda Safai, MD, MPH
Psychiatrist

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Years in Practice: 5+
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Dr Srikanth Challagundla, M.D
Psychiatrist

Language: English

Location: Zoom - Telepsych appointment

Years in Practice: 8+