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5 Possible Causes of Addiction

5 Possible Causes of Addiction

There is an abundance of possible reasons why one person may develop an addiction and another person wouldn’t. Addiction may seem like it comes out of nowhere, but there is usually a cause or reason behind its development. The root cause of addiction can vary...

Can Drugs Cause Permanent Brain Damage?

Can Drugs Cause Permanent Brain Damage?

Drugs and alcohol can have short- and long-term effects on the brain. People with substance use disorders often experience brain injuries resulting from damaged brain cells. These types of injuries can happen due to the toxic effects of drugs and alcohol or as a...

Can Drinking Alcohol Cause Memory Loss?

Can Drinking Alcohol Cause Memory Loss?

Over time, drinking alcohol can cause memory loss that’s difficult to repair. Chronic alcohol consumption affects the brain in countless ways, including impairing memory. While some people forget details about a night of binge drinking after a blackout, drinking...

Does Alcohol Change Your Personality Long-Term?

Does Alcohol Change Your Personality Long-Term?

Alcohol can have a profound and immediate effect on your behavior. Alcohol will change your personality, at least temporarily. However, it's essential to understand how alcohol influences your emotions and behaviors. Long-term alcohol abuse can have somewhat permanent...

Types of Synthetic Marijuana and Their Side Effects

Types of Synthetic Marijuana and Their Side Effects

If you've ever heard the term "synthetic marijuana," you've probably wondered what it was. Synthetic marijuana is a designer drug used by people who want to get high without getting caught by law enforcement. It comes in various forms, including liquid and powder, and...

How People on Heroin May Act

How People on Heroin May Act

It’s not always easy to recognize a heroin addiction in a loved one. However, learning about the common ways people on heroin act can help you identify early signs of heroin abuse. Read on to learn some of the most common symptoms and behaviors to look out for.  How...