Although definitions of "addiction" continue to evolve, addiction is still a "primary, prolonged, progressive and recurrent disease". Over the past decade of research has led to defined definitions of addiction as "brain disease characterized by constraints".
Cross-addiction means that an addict can add any creative medicine he accepts. Cross-addiction can be an example of relapse and / or trigger to return to one's previous drug. Cross-addiction usually refers to replacing one or more existing antimicrobial drugs to another or others.
The idea that you can change drugs without the same negative consequences that you have experienced with your old drug is very seductive for an addict. They want to believe that this is possible as everyone is able to prove it. The song by Huey Lewis and The News, "I want a new drug", describes the drug a constant search for a "new drug" that will not have all the negative consequences.
Changes a single mood that converts the drug to other constituent relapses. To prevent drug repetition, make sure you do the following:
1. Understand really what you are dealing with. Make sure you understand the nature of addiction, character-creating drugs and the nature of a cross-drug abuse. Remember that there are creative effects of the medicines you are added to.
2. Identify your own defensive actions and thoughts of thought that could make it acceptable for you to pick up another medicine instead of what you stop using.
3. Be aware of the experience of other addicts who have gone back and the role that cross-addiction has played in their backlash. Did they think their situation was different? They used some of these classic denial declarations to make relapse acceptable: "I have no problem with alcohol (or any other medicine)." "I have never even liked using alcohol". "I used it so rarely that it could not cause me any trouble now, because I do not like it." "If your doctor prescribes it will be okay." "I can not sleep and this helps me go to bed."
4. Make sure that all your medical treatment, including a pharmacist, knows you have addiction. Ask them what they understand about addiction. Find out physicians who are in the knowledge. If you get a prescription for something and are not sure if it changes to your mind, contact your pharmacist.
5. Be active and responsible. Read the label of all medicines, including medication for the medicine. If it says, "can cause sleepiness," it could be a creative change.
To prevent a drug problem, provide ideas that you may be "cure" addiction and be able to use drugs again without adverse consequences. Once upon a time, always addicted.