Each type of drug works in a slightly different way to affect the brain and body. This is why the buzz from marijuana is different from the high produced by cocaine.
Drug and alcohol addiction severely disrupts the precise interplay among the thousands of ongoing bioelectrochemical processes that allows the brain to function normally.
Drug and alcohol use is a real problem in the United States. By the time a child becomes a senior in high school, he or she has a 66 percent chance of having used alcohol in his or her lifetime.
Drug overdoses have more than tripled since 1990, and that most of these overdose deaths were the result of prescription drugs.
Understanding your loved one’s mental capacity may affect treatment options. Someone experiencing strong delirium will benefit from professional substance abuse treatment.