Opiate addiction is defined as a mentally strong instinct for taking opiates. Tolerance develops so that the dose must be increased more and more in order to achieve the desired initial effect, and the physical dependence increases more and more as the dose is increased and the longer it is taken. Tolerance and physical dependence develop very quickly, and in the in case of refraining from taking, abstinence syndrome occurs.

The name drug addiction is associated with the use of strong drugs, narcotics or pills. The person taking these drugs is called a drug addict. Many, however, do not know what it is all about. The essence of the problem of drug addiction is to determine narcotic drugs. because if we don't, we can also call a drug addict someone who likes to eat or is overly preoccupied with anything. In medicine, narcotics are substances that cause changes in the nervous system. Whereas earlier this group included only medicines and means for numbing nervous and mental activity, today we consider such means to be those that cause special excitement. Getting to know the customs and habits of different social environments has shown that in many nations it is common to take such means and that social reactions are very different. While in some Asian countries the use and smoking of opium has never been particularly condemned, such practices have provoked fear and resistance in other countries. More recently, the World Health Organization, based on expert research and international agreements, has managed to get most countries of the world to accept the list of narcotics and agree to special control.

The main features of people who enjoy such funds are:
- mental and physical dependence on drug action
- an insurmountable need to take drugs
- tendency to increased intake
- mental, physical and social changes resulting from drug use.
The use of narcotics is known from the oldest historical documents. Many took special means to reach a state of ecstasy, excitement or calm.

You don't become a drug addict overnight. The first attempt is most often the result of seduction in society or curiosity. Disappointment is not uncommon. The man expected more than actually happened. Especially unpleasant is the feeling of a hangover after the cessation of the drug, when nausea, vomiting and other disorders occur. Although all this is not the most comfortable, there is a desire to take the remedy again. After a few repetitions the habit solidifies; the man is still convinced that it will not "catch" him, that he is "his master." Repeated attempts to take the drug are justified by the addict saying that he will not behave differently from his friends and that he wants to prove that he can do what he wants. Sometimes slower, sometimes faster, the addict more and more often resorts to taking the drug, and when he is without it, he thinks more and more about it. The course of habituation is similar to alcoholism, but it is much stronger and faster. The transition between a normal life and the life of a drug addict is particularly shortened in young people. This is especially pronounced in those who by nature tend to flee into unreality in conflict with others, in disappointed and weak personalities, and in those who are susceptible to influences. The soul and body of such persons seek a narcotic and such a man will do all he can to obtain it. He is not afraid of lies, fraud, theft, or even crime.

We did not mention alcoholism by accident. Although alcohol does not have the same severe characteristics as other drug addicts, it is still associated with an equally intense human dependence on a chemical or other agent. That is why in recent times we are talking not only about drug addiction but also about addiction, ie about the persistent, important and sick connection between man and a dangerous agent.

From the oldest records and experiences of primitive peoples to today’s civilization, man has always found new types of beverages with different concentrations of alcohol. Millions of liters of alcohol are consumed every day in the world. More funds are spent on this than for education or other necessary needs. Some consider this to be normal, others rate these facts as chronic poisoning of humanity. Ethyl alcohol is used for drinking, so alcoholism is often called ethylism. Other types of alcohol are much more harmful to the body and are direct poisons.

Alcohol passes very quickly from the stomach into the blood and reaches all our organs. Alcohol spreads to all tissues. It is mostly found in the blood, but can be detected in urine, exhaled air, and sweat. It is broken down in the liver, and only small amounts come directly into the urine. The liver has a great ability to break down alcohol, but it also takes time; about 8-9 grams of pure alcohol can be processed per hour, and this corresponds to an alcohol concentration of 0.1 percent.
Alcohol is a pronounced nerve poison. In smaller quantities it excites brain cells, in larger ones it acts as a narcotic that calms or even numbs their work.

After an alcohol outing, as well as after an epileptic seizure, a deep sleep follows. After a short or long sleep there is a feeling of physical and mental exhaustion which I call a hangover. The man feels bad, has a headache, is nauseous, can't think and is all sick. However, there are alcoholics who do not feel a hangover even though others get sick for two to three days.

Is alcoholism a disease or just a bad habit? The question is very important because the way of fighting alcoholism also depends on the answer. If it is a disease, it should be treated, and if it is a conscious habit, it should be banned and punished. Most medical professionals consider it a disease, but there are countries where alcoholics are treated as offenders, punished and referred to social and work institutions. An alcoholic is not everyone who drinks and who gets drunk sometimes. The transition between a normal and a sick person is not easy to determine.

Along with the development of drug addiction, tablet addiction is becoming more common, ie the need to take any pills occasionally or constantly. Especially a lot of tablets are taken, which contain vitamins, various minerals, salts and extracts. Thus, the term drug addiction is increasingly being supplemented with the word addiction. If one’s sense of security depends on a harmless or blissful remedy, we are talking about tablet mania, and if it is a drug addiction, we are talking about drug addiction.

Tabletomania does not harm the body if more dangerous agents are not taken. It is important to know that many headache medications have ingredients that can cause a long-term use of drugs to increase the number of tablets, and they have a detrimental effect on some organs, especially those that produce blood cells. Therefore, a clear line cannot be drawn between harmless tablet mania and true drug addiction. There is an essential need for medications that should help maintain physical and mental balance. Although it seems to many that pills are taken to prevent and treat physical symptoms, they are almost always psychological reasons.


- Try not to start taking narcotics because there is no absolute and safe cure for addiction
- Physical, mental and social therapy
- Taking preparations to improve digestion and liver function
- Change your current, unhealthy lifestyle
- We could eradicate drug addiction only if every member of society was so mentally mature as to reject intoxication as self-deception and to affirm himself in society in other ways
- Drug addiction can be prevented primarily by creating such living and working conditions that every individual in life achieves recognition for their survival
- A contented and happy man will not become a drug addict


Obligatory visit a doctor.