Effects of Addiction

Addiction takes a toll on every aspect of your life. There is scientific evidence that addiction is a chronic but treatable disease that affects the brain, but the stigma surrounding addiction can make it treatment feel like unreachable. However, that is not the case. Treatment for addiction is available. Learn more about how addiction can affect your health, personality, behavior, and overall quality of life below.
Drug Addiction

Xanax: How It Affects Your Mind and Body

Xanax is the 5th most prescribed drug in the US. Learn about the effects it can have on the mind and body.
Drug Addiction

How Addiction Changes Your Personality

Addiction alters brain activity, leading to personality changes. Find out the different ways addiction can affect you and what you can do to reclaim your life.
Alcohol

Dry January: 6 Ways Your Body Changes When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

Start the New Year off on the right foot! Quit alcohol for a month this Dry January 2023 and reap these 6 amazing benefits.
Drug Addiction

Grandparents Raising Grandchildren of Addicted Parents: What to Do

Grandparents are stepping in to raise their grandchildren while the parent struggles with addiction. Learn how to navigate this situation so both you and your grandchild can thrive.
Drug Addiction

Tranq: Dangerous Street Drug Gaining Popularity

“Tranq” is a street name for the animal tranquilizer xylazine, which is popping up all across the US. Read about the effects of this drug.
Alcohol

Why Are So Many Queer People Using Drugs and Alcohol?

Learn what places LGBTQ+ individuals at a higher risk of addiction and how queer people can best seek treatment.
Alcohol

10 Effects of Alcohol on the Body

Long-term alcohol use impacts your physical health. Learn about alcoholism's negative effects on the brain, heart, liver, and other organs.
Drug Addiction

Busted: Debunking The Myth That Drugs Enhance Musical Creativity

Debunking the long-running notion in popular culture that the use of drugs fosters creativity, notably amongst musicians.
Family Wellness

How to Tell if Someone is Drinking Too Much and How to Help

Learn the warning signs of alcoholism and what you can do to get your loved ones the help they need.
Drug Addiction

The Dangers of Meth

Meth is an extremely addictive and dangerous drug. Learn more about the devastating effects it has on the mind and body.
Mental Health

First Responders and Mental Health: When Heroes Need Help

Long hours, lack of sleep, continuous exposure to stress and trauma, and on-the-job injuries can have a tremendous impact on the mental health of first responders. Learn how to recognize the signs and how you can help.
Blog

Too Young to Die: Liver-Related Deaths From Heavy Drinking Among Young Adults

It only took three years of heavy drinking for Lance Juracka to die from alcohol-related liver disease. He was 36. Ian Whitcomb was just 30 when he was diagnosed with […]