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

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.
Addiction Treatment

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.
Alcohol

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 […]
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.
Alcohol

Dry January: 5 Ways Your Body Changes When You Stop Drinking Alcohol

Want to start the new year on a healthier note? Here are five ways in which taking part in Dry January can change your body for the better.
Drug Addiction

Addiction 101: What It Is and How to Talk About It

There are countless misconceptions about addiction and those who struggle with it. Learn what addiction is, how to recognize it, and what you can do to help.
Drug Addiction

Tackling Addiction in the Workplace: Tips for Employers

Whether you realize it or not, addiction may be impacting your workplace. Learn how you can recognize if an employee is struggling with addiction and how you can help create a safer work environment.
Alcohol

10 Reasons Not to Drink Alcohol

It is no secret that alcohol is damaging to your health, but you may surprised to learn just how much it can affect your mind and body. Here are 10 common side effects of alcohol consumption.