Mental Health

Alcoholic Death: A Brutal Reality

Alcoholism is a devastating condition that can lead to many physical and mental health problems for the individual. It is not only the alcoholic who suffers from such substance abuse, but also friends, families and colleagues of the alcoholic. Sadly, the prognosis for an alcoholic is poor unless the individual is willing to enter recovery and remain abstinent thereafter. Those who do…
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Addiction is a Brain Disease:

A core concept evolving with scientific advances over the past decade is that drug addiction is a brain disease that develops over time as a result of the initially voluntary behavior of using drugs. (Drugs include alcohol.) The consequence is virtually uncontrollable compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use that interferes with, if not destroys, an individual’s functioning in the family…
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