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...

Alcohol Abuse and Loss of Libido

Alcohol abuse and addiction impacts the physical body and the mind. According to Web MD (1), chronic alcohol abuse increases the risk of severe health concerns like anemia, cancer and heart disease. Although the physical health concerns seem obvious, it also impacts...

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...