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Advantages of Treating Substance Abuse as a Medical Issue

Advantages of Treating Substance Abuse as a Medical Issue

Substance abuse is a complex disease that is a medical issue, not a mental illness. This is because addiction involves dysregulation of neurotransmitters and the negative effects they have on brain functioning when normal levels are disrupted by alcohol and/or drugs.

Neurotransmitters such as serotonin, dopamine and norepinephrine are responsible for regulating brain circuitry associated…

How brain development is affected by substance abuse

While many of the changes that occur during adolescence are considered normal, the inclusion of substance abuse can create some abnormal changes.

What is CDI Combined Drug Intoxication?

What is CDI Combined Drug Intoxication?

When drugs are taken together, interactions and exacerbation of side effects is always a concern. Combined Drug Intoxication is a dangerous act with some serious consequences.

Detoxification and the Withdrawal Symptoms

Understanding the symptoms that you will face and the possible options to reduce the discomfort associated with withdrawal symptoms will allow you to focus on your next goal.

The Science Behind Alcohol Cravings

The Science Behind Alcohol Cravings

It’s important for alcohol users and their family members to understand the science behind alcohol cravings. Keeping an open line of communication with family members and offering continued love and support can help curb dangerous alcohol cravings.

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