Drug Addiction Resources
Drug addiction is a serious condition whereby a drug user will first experiment with drugs and will enjoy the inevitable ‘highs’ they experience. However, as they continue to take their drug of choice they will develop a chemical dependency and eventually they develop a tolerance and will need more and more of the substance to achieve their desired effect. As time passes, the drug addict will continue to take the drug despite the harmful consequences.
Cannabis, marijuana and hashish are the most widely abused drugs in the world, followed by amphetamines, cocaine, heroin and opioids. People from all walks of life and age groups become addicted to drugs and there are many different types of substance abuse. When an addict tries to stop taking drugs, the withdrawal symptoms are usually so severe that they start taking the drugs again just to feel ‘normal’.
Recovery is possible with the right help and support as follows:
- A GP can prescribe medication to alleviate withdrawal symptoms.
- An addiction counsellor can provide advice and support.
- Recovery & rehabilitation centres teach addicts how to live without drugs.
- Meetings in the community for a variety of substances.
It is possible to become drug-free, but it takes hard work, dedication and determination, alongside support from medical practitioners and addiction experts.
Digital Drug Addiction Resources
Drug Addiction Topics
The drug addiction topics we produce resources for include:
- Experimentation with Drugs
- Heroin Addiction
- Opioid Addiction
- Cocaine Addiction
- Chemical Dependency
- Drug Withdrawal
- Drug Addiction Recovery
We publish digital drug addiction resources for schools to provide help, guidance and education on various drugs topics. The digital drug resources we produce give drugs information in a way that informs as well as educates.
Teaching students about drugs can be a difficult task. Our aim is to produce resource packs that deal with the issues in a tactful way that respects the confidentiality of those in the class.