Drug Addiction: Current Perspectives and the Neurological Basis
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Current Perspectives of the Problem
Drug Addiction is a global socio-cultural problem at all ages and involves both sexes of human populations. While the origins of drug use practices lies in antiquity, the world is faced today with a bewildering range of modern day variability in drug practices associated with socioeconomic inequalities and an increasingly hedonistic lifestyle. The impact of drug abuse is almost never a ‘single person’ issue and is often the cause of breakdown in family systems and economic integrity. The consequences of risk behaviour related to drug abuse is linked to a plethora of co morbidities apart from that due to the drug effects.