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

How Can Drug Use Affect Your Brain?

Through the JAMA Psychiatry Network, the American Medical Association reports on the prevalence of addiction in the United States. Throughout their lifetime, 29% of adults have lived with addiction to alcohol while another 10% have faced addiction to opioids, stimulants, or other substances. That’s nearly 30 million Americans who live with these struggles each day.…

person leaning against wall with hand over face due to drug addiction

Signs of Drug Addiction

Substance use affects people from different backgrounds and socioeconomic statuses. Whether prescribed or recreational, continued drug use increases tolerance levels and physical dependence. Ultimately, this leads to addiction, which can be deadly if not treated. One factor that enables immediate addiction treatment is recognizing addiction signs early on. This post will discuss what those signs…

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Stages of Addiction

Addiction can develop in stages as drug or alcohol use becomes more problematic and dysfunctional. The stages of addiction listed below are a roadmap, but like with any disease, an individual’s personal experience will be unique. Experimentation and Initial Use The first steps toward addiction generally involve an initial use of alcohol or drugs and…