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A doctor prescribed morphine as a sedative and pain killer to your cousin who had undergone surgery. Even after recovery, he craved for the prescribed medicitre. What do you conclude about his condition, had he continued with the same medication? After appraising yourself, what measures will you suggest to him of overcome this problem? Briefly explain any two.

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Drug dependence is the tendency of the body to manifest a characteristic and unpleasant withdrawal syndrome if the regular dose of drugs is abruptly discontinued, because of perceived benefits, drugs are frequently used repeatedly from which the person may not be able to rid off.

Measures :

Education and counselling-to face problems and stresses/to channelize the energy into healthy pursuits like reading, music, yoga and other extracurricular activities. - Seeking help from parents-to guide the person appropriately and immediately.

Seeking professional and medical help-to help The person to get rid of the problem completely with sufficient efforts and will power.

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