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Truths about drug addiction everyone should know about

posted Jan 29, 2021, 11:03 AM by Dr. Curtis Cripe

One of the harshest things about drug addiction, according to Dr. Curtis Cripe of NTL Group, is that almost everyone everywhere knows someone who is suffering from it. It is one of the biggest social, political, and health issues globally, and governments everywhere have yet to find a solid plan to end it.

For today’s blog, Dr. Curtis Cripe shares a few truths about drug addiction everyone should know about.

Detoxification

Detoxification or detox is the process of taking out drugs in a person’s body, effectively cleansing it. While it is by no means a cure, detox is an essential part of an addict’s path to recovery. Detox can be done through artificial or natural means. And after detox, people still need to find a way to stave off the addiction.

Prescription drugs

While prescription drugs are legal, they have the potential to be destructively addictive. This happens when patients take more than the dosage their physicians prescribe. Dr. Curtis Cripe reminds everyone that just like with illegal drugs, it is possible to overdose on prescription drugs as well.

Natural drugs

While people have tried to justify taking drugs such as marijuana and mushrooms by citing their natural qualities, they change brain chemistry, which Dr. Curtis Cripe mentions is still dangerous. People also have to remember that these natural drugs also carry with them negative side effects.

Dr. Curtis Cripe is the head of research and development at the NTL Group. He has published two peer-reviewed papers and wrote two book chapters on neurotherapy and neuroengineering. For related posts, visit this blog.

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