Addiction is a primary and chronic disease of brain rewarding to lack of motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic, biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward or relief by substance use and other behaviors. Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.
Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death. Addiction is a pathological relationship with a mood or mind-altering substance or behavior which renders one powerless and produces harmful consequences. The addicted person is often the last to accept the disease concept. But parents, spouses, and other people close to the addict are slow in identifying the disorder as an illness. This is because they too are simply too involved emotionally with the disease process. Addiction does not exist in a vacuum.
The rapid increase of consumerism coupled with a significant slump in gainful employment in corporate and unorganized sectors and entrepreneurship is threatening a widespread depression among the young generation globally. The picture is noticeably alarming especially in the developing countries. The obvious fallout is large numbers of people increasingly succumbing to substance abuse West Bengal is perhaps the worst hit among the states in India, where the number of drug addicts and alcoholics has reached unbelievable heights in comparison to the number of institutions that are rising to the cause of rescuing them from the curse of addiction that inevitably leads to ruin of individuals and families and also premature death. Looking at this grave and practically unaddressed issue, a handful of youngsters started PRAYAS CENTRE in august 2007, which was registered under the West Bengal Societies Act in the following year.
Addiction to drugs is very common these days seen in every sex, age, color, caste person. There is no class for this drug addiction and it obviously affects the healthy life. Every kind of drug is available in the market these days. Although these drugs fantasize people a lot but when they realize the reality of this fantasy, they are already an addict and then they start performing every kind of social evil. All these activities affect their life a lot but then they are totally out of their own control. Although want their normal life back but they are not able to do this. Normally this starts from smoking a cigarette, then some alcohol but then it starts climbing to the peak of your brain, and you start crumbling everywhere. Then the fantasies increase and you forget everything whether it is your family or your friends. You see only one thing that is your fantasy, which had become your need. By the time, you realize your mistake and come out of the habit it is all over.