The Reality of Alcohol Addiction (Infographic)

While alcohol is legal and readily available, it is still an addictive substance. Every day, alcohol addiction impacts individuals and families across the country. Alcohol creates serious physical and psychological dependencies, and withdrawal can be painful and even fatal in some cases. An alcohol addiction treatment program offers the highest levels of care, so each…

Countering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences Through Therapy

Countering the Effects of Adverse Childhood Experiences

A new study published by The National Center for Biotechnology Information has found that positive childhood experiences (PCEs) are critical for excellent mental health in adulthood. The greater amount of negative childhood experiences a person has, the more likely they are to experience poor health as an adult. These adverse childhood experiences (ACEs) may lead…

How Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Brain

Addiction is a brain disease that causes physical and physiological changes to the brain. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the limbs, and the function of many organs within our body. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which release an excess level of dopamine, causing temporary pleasurable feelings and euphoria.…