Why Addiction Doesn’t Care What Drug Is Used

Why Addiction Doesn’t Care What Drug Is Used

As defined by the National Institute on Drug Abuse, addiction is a chronic, relapsing brain disease that is characterized by compulsive drug seeking behavior and use, despite the harmful consequences it is causing the addict and others. [1] As a brain disease, addiction actually creates...
The Different Types of Problem Drinking

The Different Types of Problem Drinking

According to the U.S. government definition of safe alcohol consumption, alcohol consumption becomes problem drinking when a woman has more than seven drinks of alcohol per week or more than three alcohol drinks per occasion; more than 14 alcohol drinks per week or more than four drinks...
Can Alcohol Damage My Memories?

Can Alcohol Damage My Memories?

Alcohol has many effects on the brain and body. It can interfere with mood and behavior, it can impair motor coordination and cognition and it can lead to stroke, high blood pressure, liver disease, multiple cancers and other illnesses. The effects of prolonged alcohol abuse can damage...
3 Things to Know When Looking for a Drug or Alcohol Treatment Program

3 Things to Know When Looking for a Drug or Alcoho...

By the time you decide to get help for your drug and/or alcohol problem, you might be so overwhelmed with addiction that you will take whatever you can get in terms of treatment. While it is understandable to be overwhelmed by drug abuse, it is absolutely critical that you find a...
Depression and Alcohol-Induced Infertility

Depression and Alcohol-Induced Infertility

For many women, having a child is one of the most important events in life. As a matter of fact, many women dream of the day that they will be able to become a mother. However, there are a number of things that can stand in the way of conceiving, including alcohol use and the many side...
How Alcohol Addiction is represented in the Media

How Alcohol Addiction is represented in the Media

The media usually presents one-sided reports, the side of the story which benefits them the most.  Because of this, viewers, readers, gamers and other techy people may not get the full truth, or even the truth at all, when they hear news. The media is famous for only revealing certain...