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What are factors that influence addiction?

Drug addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is an illness that affects a person’s brain and behavior, causing them to lose control over the use of legal or illegal drugs or medications. Drugs include substances such as alcohol, marijuana, and nicotine. You may continue to use the substance despite the harm it causes if you are addicted.

Trigger points of Addiction

  • School or work problems – frequent absences from school or work, a sudden lack of interest in school activities or job, or a reduction in grades or work performance
  • Lack of energy and motivation, weight loss or growth, or red eyes are all physical health issues.
  • Lack of interest in dress, grooming, or personal appearance
  • Exaggerated efforts to keep family members out of his or her room, or secrecy about where he or she goes with friends; or abrupt changes in conduct and relationships with family and friends
  • Money problems – unexpected requests for money with no acceptable explanation; or the revelation that money is missing or stolen, or that objects have vanished from your home, indicating that they may be sold to support you.

Symptoms of Addiction

Feeling compelled to use the substance on a regular basis – everyday or perhaps many times a day Having strong cravings for the drug that prevent you from thinking about anything else

  • Over time, you’ll require more of the medicine to achieve the same result.
  • Taking more of the drug than you expected for a longer period of time
  • ensuring that you have a steady supply of the medicine
  • Spending money on a medication that you cannot afford
  • Due to drug use, people are failing to satisfy their obligations and work responsibilities, as well as cutting back on social and leisure activities.
  • Continuing to consume the substance despite knowing that it is giving you problems or harming your physical or mental health
  • Taking actions in order to obtain the medicine you require

We at Serene  Psychology and addiction treatment Specialist  are providing consultancy and inpatient treatment for all major mental health , psychiatric disorders , suicide prevention and addictions ranging from drug, alcohol to gambling in Malaysia.  This treatment can be done either in our residential treatment centers alternatively on a consultation basis at our Psychiatric Specialist Clinic or can be in patient admission at our rehab center.

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What Is the Schizophrenia Spectrum?

Schizophrenia is a long-term mental illness that impairs a person’s ability to think properly, determine reality, manage emotions, relate to others, and perform cognitively.

There are three primary types of symptoms associated with schizophrenia.

Symptoms that are beneficial

Positive signs indicate things that shouldn’t be present, such as

Hearing, smelling, tasting, or experiencing (through touch) things that aren’t there are known as hallucinations.

Delusions are false beliefs that persist even when evidence that they are false is presented. Extreme paranoia or illogical anxieties can be symptoms of this.

Unusual thinking or sloppy speaking are examples of thought disorder.

Consequences

On the other side, negative symptoms are traits that should be present but are missing.

Motivational deficit

Daily life boredom or lack of pleasure

Reduction in speaking and social withdrawal

Showing emotions might be difficult.

Planning, starting, and continuing activities can be difficult.

Having a “flat” appearance (difficulty expressing emotions using facial expression or voice tone)

Symptoms of the Brain

Attention, concentration, and memory issues include the following:

Decision-making difficulties

It’s difficult to put what you’ve learned to use right away.

Concentration or attention problems

These symptoms will be evaluated by a healthcare physician or mental health expert to help diagnose schizophrenia or another psychotic disease.

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Workplace Drug Abuse Effects

When it comes to beating a drug or alcohol addiction, working adults may be reluctant to take time off from their jobs for an inpatient treatment programme. However, there are many other options. Professionals can benefit from outpatient programmes that allow them to return to their normal routines while still allowing them to recover.

When employees are under the influence, the risk of workplace accidents increases significantly. It is possible to be charged with aggravated assault and sexual battery for drinking while at work.

Workplace addiction and drug abuse can lead to a variety of other issues, such as:

  • Performance at work is affected by withdrawal symptoms.
  • While under the influence, inability to focus or concentrate
  • Taking too many risks at the expense of the company.
  • Coworker drug sales and other illegal activities
  • Employees aren’t the only ones who suffer as a result of drug abuse in the workplace. Friends, family, and coworkers all talk about how stressful it is to be at work.

  Signs of Substance Abuse and Addiction in the Workplace

There are some signs that suggest a problem, but most addicts keep their drug use hidden from their employers and coworkers. It’s possible that someone abusing drugs at work will act in ways that are fundamentally different from those of their peers. They may avoid or unfairly blame coworkers and friends for their own mistakes. The following are possible signs that someone in your office is abusing prescription drugs:

  • Talking openly about one’s financial woes
  • Deterioration of personal hygiene or appearance
  • Complaints about the state of one’s personal relationships
  • Taking time off to deal with minor health issues or personal issues

We at Serene  Psychology and addiction Rehab are  providing consultancy and treatment for all major mental health , psychiatric disorders , suicide prevention and addictions ranging from drug, alcohol to gambling in Malaysia.  This treatment can be done either in our residential treatment centers alternatively on a consultation basis at our Psychiatric Specialist Clinic or can be in patient admission at our rehab center.

To book an appointment or inquire Call  +60 14-687 2268 or visit our website https://sereneretreat.my