Drug and alcohol use has been shown to have a great impact on the brain

Understanding the Effects of Drugs on the Brain

Addiction affects the brain in many different ways, and understanding the effects of drugs on the brain can help you better gauge the risks you’re taking when abusing substances.  Whether you’re using alcohol, opioids, stimulants, sedatives, or nicotine, these compounds enter your brain and your bloodstream. As soon as this substance has entered your brain,…

Comprehensive Guide to the Most Dangerous Drugs

If you think of drug addiction and the most dangerous drugs, you’ll typically bring substances like cocaine, heroin, and meth to mind. The truth is, most drug abusers don’t fall into this category. Instead, the most commonly abused substances according to NIDA (National Institute on Drug Abuse) are prescription pills and OTC medications. After this…

What are the Benefits of Men’s Alcohol Rehab?

What are the Benefits of Men’s Alcohol Rehab? Gender-specific issues surrounding substance abuse mean that gender-specific treatment programs are suitable for many people grappling with addiction.  Men and women abuse different drugs, and they also use substances for different reasons. Resultantly, the sexes often enter treatment programs at different stages of addiction. In general, women…

What Does Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Involve?

Cognitive-behavioral therapy (CBT) is a form of psychotherapy or talk therapy. By engaging with CBT, you can learn to identify the destructive thought patterns that can result in poor behaviors like substance abuse and alcohol abuse. You’ll then challenge these thoughts, and you’ll replace them with more realistic, objective thoughts. Ideally, this will lead to…