Substance abuse

A Person Who Has Been Drinking Will Usually Behave This Way

A Person Who Has Been Drinking Will Usually Behave This Way

When we drink alcohol, it affects our brains, bodies, and behavior. For some people, even minimal amounts of alcoholic beverages begin to affect their ability to function normally. A person who has been drinking alcohol will usually seem less coordinated, perhaps have slurred speech, and have lower inhibitions. Along with general personality changes, some people might experience especially adverse changes…

Is Marijuana Addictive? Truth, Risk & Solutions

Is Marijuana Addictive? Truth, Risk & Solutions

Is marijuana addictive? This question is especially relevant right now, as our society, in general, has shifting views on the use of the drug. Also, marijuana laws are changing rapidly.  While marijuana remains an illegal drug at the federal level in the United States, many states have created laws surrounding its use. States allow it for medical purposes only, and…

Drug Abuse Statistics: The Numbers Behind the Epidemic

Drug Abuse Statistics: The Numbers Behind the Epidemic

We often hear about the opioid epidemic, which we will discuss below, but the United States faces more than just a problem with opioid use. We’re in the midst of a drug abuse epidemic in general. Indicators show it seems to be getting worse.  It’s likely as we learn more about the impact of the pandemic, we’ll also find that…