Substance abuse is a brain disease that can disrupt your daily life. It can cause you to miss work, lose track of responsibilities, create friction in relationships, and can even be fatal. It can also dramatically affect the lives of those around you.
Drugs have the power to alter your brain and cause repeated use. Although the first use of drugs may be voluntary, addictive substances in tobacco and alcohol can lead to addiction. The changes in your brain can affect your self-control and your ability to make healthy decisions.
A number of factors contribute to substance abuse, including biology, peer pressure, stress, and family relationships. Learn how to identify and treat drug addiction to maintain your overall health and the health of your loved ones.
Beebe Healthcare provides valuable resources for helping all people with substance abuse.