Drug Addiction

How Do Drugs and Alcohol Affect Your Body?

May 30th, 2017

It is no secret that drugs and alcohol affect your physical health, but do you know just how much damage they are doing to your body? Watch this short video to find out. 

Additional Resources:

To learn more about the long-term effects alcohol has on your health, click here.

To learn about how drugs affect the brain, click here.

To learn how addiction can affect your personality, click here.


Drugs and alcohol attack every part of your body. They significantly deteriorate your health by weakening your immune system. They can cause a variety of cardiovascular conditions ranging from abnormal heart rate to heart attacks, and lead to ulcers, hearing loss, liver failure, seizures, strokes, infertility, and brain damage.

But they don't just affect your physical health. They can also affect your mental and emotional health. Substance abuse can cause paranoia, depression, hallucinations, impaired judgment, and memory loss. Did you know 1 in 4 deaths are attributed to drugs or alcohol? Substance abuse is treatable. The time to take back your life is now!

If you or a loved one is struggling with alcoholism or drug addiction, we are here to help. Reach out to Mountainside by calling 888 833 4676.

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Pamela Parker on July 14, 2020 10:18 AM

Depression with psychosis is known as psychotic depression. People who have severe clinical depression will also experience hallucinations and delusional thinking, the symptoms of psychosis. The delusions and hallucinations almost always reflect the person's deeply depressed mood - this means the person is sufferimg from Psychomotor agitation. Psychological therapies – the 1-to-1 talking therapy cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) has proved effective in helping some people with psychosis. Treatment is usually effective, but follow-up appointments so that the person can be closely monitored are usually required.