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ConstipationRunny nose or nose sores (if snorting drugs)Needle marks (if injecting drugs)When to see a doctorIf your drug use is out of control or causing problems, get help. The sooner you seekhelp, the greater your chances for a long-term recovery. Talk with your primary doctor orsee a mental health professional, such as a doctor who specializes in addictionmedicine or addiction psychiatry, or a licensed alcohol and drug counselor.Make an appointment to see a doctor if:You can't stop using a drugYou continue using the drug despite the harm it causesYour drug use has led to unsafe behavior, such as sharing needles or unprotected sexYou think you may be having withdrawal symptoms after stopping drug useIf you're not ready to approach a doctor, help lines or hotlines may be a good place tolearn about treatment. You can find these lines listed on the internet or in the phonebook.When to seek emergency helpSeek emergency help if you or someone you know has taken a drug and:May have overdosedShows changes in consciousnessHas trouble breathingHas seizures or convulsionsHas signs of a possible heart attack, such as chest pain or pressureHas any other troublesome physical or psychological reaction to use of the drug
Staging an interventionPeople struggling with addiction usually deny that their drug use is problematic and arereluctant to seek treatment. An intervention presents a loved one with a structuredopportunity to make changes before things get even worse and can motivate someoneto seek or accept help.An intervention should be carefully planned and may be done by family and friends inconsultation with a doctor or professional such as a licensed alcohol and drugcounselor, or directed by an intervention professional. It involves family and friends andsometimes co-workers, clergy or others who care about the person struggling withaddiction.During the intervention, these people gather together to have a direct, heart-to-heartconversation with the person about the consequences of addiction and ask him or her toaccept treatment.Request an Appointment at Mayo ClinicCausesLike many mental health disorders, several factors may contribute to development ofdrug addiction. The main factors are:Environment.Environmental factors, including your family's beliefs and attitudes andexposure to a peer group that encourages drug use, seem to play a role in initial drug use.Genetics.Once you've started using a drug, the development into addiction may beinfluenced by inherited (genetic) traits, which may delay or speed up the diseaseprogression.Changes in the brainPhysical addiction appears to occur when repeated use of a drug changes the way yourbrain feels pleasure. The addicting drug causes physical changes to some nerve cells(neurons) in your brain. Neurons use chemicals called neurotransmitters tocommunicate. These changes can remain long after you stop using the drug.

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