Drug Addiction Mental HealthWhat are the effects of addiction on health?If left unchecked, the drug is going to win. Drug abuse is a disease of the brain, and the drugs change brain chemistry, which results in a change in behavior.
Aside from the obvious behavioral consequences of addiction, the negative effects on a person’s health are potentially devastating. While addicts use drugs to “feel better,” the unintended consequences include but are not limited to overdose, HIV/AIDS, stroke, cardiovascular disease and a host of related maladies.To understand this better you may want to read “Get Sick to Feel Better” a story of the negative effects of addiction…Darci’s story of the effects of addiction on her life!
Drug Addiction Mental Health:Depressionis also an effect of addiction; To learn more about Effects of Addiction — Depression click here.Drug Addiction Mental Health:
Suicide is also a common effect of drug addiction, to to learn more about drug addiction suicide click here
What are the effects of addiction on the family?One of the saddest aspects of the insidious nature of drug addiction is that by the time an addict realizes he/she has a problem, that problem has already taken a heavy toll on the family. Parents in treatment centers tell counselors and therapists that they want to “get their kids back,” as drug addiction has taken over to the point where the courts have been forced to remove the children from the home. Husbands and wives, brothers and sisters, and sadly children are all impacted. Families can be sources of strength and support, or they can passively enable the addiction to advance. Families can share in the victory over drug addiction, or they can be the victims of it.
Drug Addiction Behavior what is it like, read Candice’s story for a description…
Read these six pages and learn what you need to know to spot drug addiction in: Yourself… Your Family… Your Friends… Your Community…The rest of the pages are there for your reference to explain important topics in more detail.
Finally don’t miss the Spiritual and 12-step sections to fully explore how understanding THE SPIRIT can lead to recovery!