Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is the use of a drug in amounts or by methods that are harmful to the individual or others. It is a form of substance-related disorder. Differing definitions of drug abuse are used in public health, medical and criminal justice contexts. In some cases, criminal or anti-social behavior occurs when the person is under the influence of a drug, and long-term personality changes in individuals may also occur. In addition to possible physical, social, and psychological harm, the use of some drugs may also lead to criminal penalties, although these vary widely depending on the local jurisdiction.

Drugs most often associated with this term include:
alcohol, amphetamines, barbiturates, benzodiazepines, cannabis, cocaine, hallucinogens, methaqualone, and opioids. The exact cause of substance abuse is not clear, but there are two predominant theories: either a genetic disposition that is learned from others or a habit which, if addiction develops, manifests itself as a chronic debilitating disease.

Some of the causes of addiction may be as follows:
(a) Curiosity, (b) Temptation, (c) Frustration and Depression, (d) Feeling of Insecurity, (e) Excitement and Adventure, (J) Looking for a different world, (g) Desire to do more physical and mental work, (h) Relief from pain, (i) Family history, (j) Availability of drugs and (k) Social customs.

De-addiction is the withdrawal of addiction to drugs. Nowadays de-addiction centers are working for drug addicts by specially trained physicians. The addicts can be outdoor or indoor patients as found necessary. De-addiction is the start of a recovery process which is initiated by detoxification. De-addiction means a treatment for addiction to drugs, alcohol, or tobacco. It is intended to remove the physiological effects of the addictive substances and also neutralize the toxic properties which affect the functioning of the human body.

In Oxymed Hospital, de-addiction is treated without administering medication. HBOT (Hyperbaric Oxygen Therapy), Ozone Therapy, and Chelation are some of the protocols followed. With no force and pain to the addict, Oxymed Hospital treats patients with utmost care and concern. The object is to promote lifestyle modification through counseling and other therapies. Treatment is often given to overcome withdrawal symptoms slowly but surely.

Oxymed ensures that for de-addiction supportive care by family members and friends is mediated. Health restoration programs are drawn up to restore health, lost due to drugs, counseling is done at every step by experienced counselors. Besides, prevention of relapse is ensured through its power-packed de-addiction program.



Chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS) is a disorder characterized by extreme fatigue or tiredness that doesn’t go away with rest and can’t be explained by an underlying medical condition.

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