In itself, physiological dependence is not so terrible (after all, we are in a “physiological dependence” on oxygen, food, water, etc.), however, in addition to the fact that a person literally becomes a “drug slave”, this is most often, it also has a very bad effect on his health, since most drugs, infections, are also terribly harmful to our body. The fact that the life expectancy of a drug addict is several times less than the life expectancy of an ordinary person is known to everyone.
What substances cause physiological dependence?
Physiological dependence is caused by heroin and all other morphines, both conventional and synthetic (hanka, opium, morphine, methadone, codeine), nicotine, barbiturates (barbamyl, phenobarbital, cyclobarbital), phenazepam, radedorm, relanium, and so on.
What is psychological addiction? What are the reasons for its occurrence?
Psychological dependence is such a thing that no doctor can still give an exact definition, if only because the doctors themselves have not yet fully decided what to call psychological dependence. In the broadest sense, this is the totality of all other dependencies, excluding the physiological one. The causes of psychological addiction are also not yet fully known, very roughly speaking, psychological addiction is a crazy habit. Contrary to popular belief, defeating a psychological addiction is several dozen times more difficult than a physiological one, if only because breaking of the physiological addiction does not take longer than a week or two (maybe even up to a month) during which the patient can simply be tied to the bed, but the breaking of psychological dependence can last from several months to several years, during which it is not so easy to securely fix the subject. Moreover, in general, the cause of drug addiction, as a disease, is 95% psychological, not physiological dependence. And it is the mind that needs to be treated, not the body.