What Is Addiction?: Risks and Treatment

What Is Addiction?: Risks and Treatment

Addiction or substance abuse occurs when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain that affects the feelings of reward, motivation, and memory. The alcohol/drug or “reward” causes the body to develop cravings. Over time, those cravings can increase and cause a person...
What Are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

What Are the Risk Factors for Addiction?

What is Addiction? Substance abuse or “addiction” happens when there is a chemical imbalance in the brain, which affects the cognitive ability to control urges. It also alters the feeling of reward, motivation, and memory. The body starts to develop cravings for the...
Family Roles in Addiction

Family Roles in Addiction

When someone has a substance abuse problem, it not only affects them but the people who are in their life. Addiction can be tough on family members, friends, and co-workers. It can affect work performance, academics, and the ability to maintain relationships....