therapist explains to man the types of addiction

Types of Addiction

Substance abuse, addiction, and alcoholism affect more than 1 in every 7 Americans over the age of 12 every year. Because they are incurable and chronic conditions, treatment is almost always required in order to fully recover. Even if you achieve long-term abstinence and sobriety, you can experience a relapse. There are two major types…

with a glass of alcohol in front of him, man experiences the effects of alcohol on the brain

Effects Of Alcohol On The Brain

Alcohol is the most abused recreational, psychoactive substance in the United States. In fact, as many as 80% of American adults have consumed alcohol within the last twelve months, with as many as 66 million developing a drinking disorder. The effects of alcohol on the brain are also damaging. Long-term alcohol abuse and alcoholism can…

woman holding a wine glass shows symptoms of alcohol poisoning

Symptoms of Alcohol Poisoning

Alcohol poisoning is a harmful consequence of drinking too much, and it can turn lethal very quickly. When the symptoms of alcohol poisoning present themselves, the bloodstream has already been flooded. The parts of the brain that control vital functions such as heart rate and breathing are adversely affected. If someone is suffering the symptoms…