A National Directory of Drug Treatment Centers and Alcohol Treatment Centers, Therapists and Specialists. A free, simple directory providing assistance and guidance for those seeking help regarding alcohol addiction, drug addiction, dependency and many other conditions that affect the mind, body and soul.
Call 800-580-9104 to speak with an alcohol or drug abuse counselor.

Addiction

Addiction is destroying the morale of our society. There is no age limit for addiction. A person of any age can be influenced with the addiction of harmful drugs, alcohol and smoking. Today, the youngsters between the ages 17 to 25 years are surveyed to be the highest group of the total population to be addicted.

Addiction in short is the mental and the physical dependency of an individual on chemical substances to feel better. Once an individual gets addicted, it’s very hard for him to return to his normal life without the daily use of these fatal substances. Any addiction is powerful enough to mess the life of the addicted person and can even lead to his death on frequent use.

The causes of addiction can be many, differing from person to person. But the main reason behind the addiction is said to be emotional instability. The person who is not living a satisfactory life according to his own will is said to be very susceptible for the addiction. Family and social problems can also lead to addiction.

It is very important to get aware of the addiction timely and get help. There are lots of treatment centers and also the rehabs that are serving only the purpose of helping the affected get rid of the addiction and enjoy their normal lives without having to rely on the drugs. Though overcoming an addiction is very difficult it can be achieved through proper counseling and medication with the support of your loved ones and a strong will power to achieve a normal state.

More Treatment & Detox Articles

Detox

Detox is basically the short term used for detoxification. It means removing the toxic substances present in your body. Detox also refers to the withdrawal period when an individual’s body returns to homeostasis after using an addictive substance for a long period of time. This is one of the important functions of the kidneys, liver….

Continue reading

Regular binge drinking can cause long-term brain damage

Just a few sessions of heavy drinking can damage someone’s ability to pay attention, remember things and make good judgments, research shows. Binge drinkers are known to be at increased risk of accidents, violence and engaging in unprotected sex. But the study is the first to identify brain damage as a danger of consuming more….

Continue reading

Boozing Blunts Ability to Read Faces

Heavy drinking can affect the ability to recognize other people’s facial emotions, a new study has found. Researchers used functional MRI to monitor brain activity in 15 abstinent long-term alcoholics while they looked at images of faces with positive or negative emotional expressions. The brain scans revealed decreased activation in the amygdala and hippocampus, regions….

Continue reading

Program is in the works to keep teens away from alcohol

Tarrant County mental health professionals and advocates are drafting a pilot program aimed at treating teens who are slipping into alcoholism. The proposed High School Alcohol Diversion Program, modeled after college programs, would allow teens with alcohol violations to stay at their schools instead of being sent to alternative schools. That would help prevent them….

Continue reading