What is drug addiction?

Drug addiction is a chronic disease characterized by compulsive, or uncontrollable, drug seeking and use despite harmful consequences and changes in the brain, which can be long lasting. These changes in the brain can lead to the harmful behaviors seen in people who use drugs. Drug addiction is also a relapsing disease. Relapse is the return to drug use after an attempt to stop.

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The path to drug addiction begins with the voluntary act of taking drugs. But over time, a person’s ability to choose not to do so becomes compromised. Seeking and taking the drug becomes compulsive. This is mostly due to the effects of long-term drug exposure on brain function. Addiction affects parts of the brain involved in reward and motivation, learning and memory, and control over behavior.

Addiction is a disease that affects both the brain and behavior.

Can drug addiction be treated?

Yes, but it’s not simple. Because addiction is a chronic disease, people can’t simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured. Most patients need long-term or repeated care to stop using completely and recover their lives.

Addiction treatment must help the person do the following:

  • stop using drugs
  • stay drug-free
  • be productive in the family, at work, and in society

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The Criminal Code determines considerable punishments for all of these offences. Furthermore, if the accused is sentenced, they may lose property found to be related to the offence. It is important that you do not underestimate the situation and have Drug Lawyer Hamilton start working for you as soon as possible. You will receive comprehensive legal advice and full legal representation based on professional knowledge, dedicated work and long-term tradition of excellence.In the beginning, your counselor will explain the situations which you are in and the possible implications. The professional will also outline your options and answer all questions that you have.

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The first stage of the process involves investigating the case in detail. The professional will interview experts and witnesses, study the evidence and analyze all factors involved. This will help for the development of an effective strategy for reaching the objectives determined in advance. It will involve the use of a full set of legal instruments. It will have clear tactics for overcoming challenges that may come up. You will also be fully prepared for the entire process. You can count completely on the support of your counselor and all other members of our team involves in your case. Rest assured that we will fight for you with strong determination.For getting legal services in case of drug offence charges, contact us now.