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Drugs, alcohol and other substances can have a very significant effect on the homeostasis of the people who consume them. There 3 main approaches to drugs:

1.Drug Use, using drug for health and therapeutic reasons, commonly after medical advice.
2.Drug Misuse refers to the use of drugs for recreation purposes. It can have a number of negative physical and psychological effects on the individual, including a number of physical, mental, or social problems. Example of drug misuse includes the use of marijuana ?for improved social skills? (Engs, 1996). Other examples include providing a prescription to other individuals because they suffer the same symptoms, taking specific medications and a higher frequency and doses than recommended by the medical experts.

3.Drug Abuse or drug dependency refers to the use of substances repeatedly. The individual becomes dependent to these substances. This has a number of detrimental effects for the person, results in long-term ?physical, mental, or social problems? (ibid). In some cases, drug abuse can even be fatal. The repeat use of heroin, LSD, alcohol, or marijuana as a means to escape from everyday pressures can fall into this category.

[...] The main aim of CBT is to correct the conscious or subconscious ?errors? or ?dysfunctions? within the patient's cognitive thought patterns. The success of the treatment resides in the commitment of the patient. The willingness of the patient to endure discomfort in order to get cured is necessary in this respect. CBT can prove to be a very tough and long treatment. The CBT treatments can be taken individually or as part as groups. - Eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) is type of psychotherapy developed by Francine Shapiro. [...]


[...] Hypnosis can help the individual by creating a number of positive feelings, habits, and mental states. It can increase the patient's ability to overcome fears by removing illogical and dysfunctional patterns of thought from the mind. This treatment can create a new frame of mind in the client, so they can reprogram the patient's mind. Patients are able to see things in a new light, gaining a deeper and more logical understanding of things that can replace the illogic patterns of thought. [...]

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