Substance Abuse

Addiction and Lack of Willpower

Drug or alcohol addiction is a primary, chronic disease that is defined as the repeated use of substances that alters brain reward, motivation, memory and related functions. Significant biological, psychological, social and spiritual changes occur through substance addiction which can make a person pursue reward in substances rather than other behaviors, activities or relationships. An addiction is characterized by an impairment in behavioral…
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Disconnection From Consequences:

Ignoring the Consequences of Substance Abuse Those who abuse alcohol and drugs will suffer many negative consequences as a result. They can lose wealth, employment, health, friends, and family yet continue to offer justifications for their behavior. They may almost totally ignore the impact of substance abuse on their life. Instead they may have other excuses for why things keep…
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