Recognizing Physiological Alcohol Tolerance

Heavy and chronic alcohol consumption impacts the physical health and well-being of a loved one. When an individual abuses alcohol, he or she develops a physical tolerance to the substance. By understanding the physiological reaction to the substance and the way an...

Complications of Dual Diagnosis

Dual diagnosis is a term used to describe someone suffering from both a mental illness and a drug addiction. Those suffering from drug addiction often also suffer from a mental illness, and vice versa. According to the National Bureau of Economic Research, there is a...

How Does Compulsion Affect Addiction?

Compulsions and addictions can lead to dangerous outcomes. Learning how these two forces interact can help you understand the nature of your addiction. A professional treatment center can help you manage compulsive behaviors and curb your addiction. Compulsion and...

Impact of History on Substance Abuse

Substance abuse impacts families every year. According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse (1) roughly 23.5 million Americans abuse drugs or alcohol each year. If a loved one abuses drugs or alcohol, then family history of substance abuse plays a role in the...