SMC Clinic
SMC clinic is psychiatric clinic. If you're struggling with an emotional or mental health problem, call us now to make an appointment 023 955 999. Address: No 247, St. Preah Trasak Paem (St. 63), Sk. Boeung Keng Kang I, Kh. Cham Karmorn, south of Boeung Keng Kang Market, 12302-Phnom Penh.
Drugs abuse
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Drugs abuse > Drugs abuse
Substance abuse, also known as drug abuse, is a patterned use of a substance (drug) in which the user consumes the substance in amounts or with methods which are harmful to themselves or others. 

Those drugs include both illicit drugs and prescriptive drugs that are used inappropriately.

People experiment with drugs for many different reasons. Many first try drugs out of curiosity, to have a good time, because friends are doing it, or in an effort to improve athletic performance or ease another problem, such as stress, anxiety, or depression. 

Use doesn’t automatically lead to abuse, and there is no specific level at which drug use moves from casual to problematic. It varies by individual. Drug abuse and addiction is less about the amount of substance consumed or the frequency, and more to do with the consequences of drug use. No matter how often or how little you’re consuming, if your drug use is causing problems in your life—at work, school, home, or in your relationships—you likely have a drug abuse or addiction problem.  

How can we know once is using drugs? 
  • Aggressive
  • Less sleep, poor appetite
  • Irritable mood
  • Forgetfulness
  • Frequent hangovers or black out
  • Use of room deodorizer and frequently stay in the room alone and lock the door
  • Suspension from school or work
  • Some experience of feeling rundown or depressed and suicidal
  • Strange behavior 

If you’re worried about your own or a friend or family member’s drug use, it’s important to know that help is available.   

Managements of substances abuse in depend on which complications people are suffering from using drugs. Some people experience of anxiety symptoms, depression, psychotic symptoms, withdrawal symptoms and addiction.

For successful treatment of substances abuse hospitalization is needed. Beside medication and after recovery of symptoms psychotherapy, drugs counseling, supporting to patient and family must be done. 



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