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Addiction is a chronic disease that doesn’t discriminate. Anyone, regardless of age, race, or gender, can develop a substance abuse disorder. Addiction can impair your judgment, aggravate co-occurring and comorbid conditions, and damage your physical health. All psychoactive substances, even legal ones like alcohol, can cause a substance abuse disorder. Treatment centers use CBT and…

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How Addiction Affects Families

If you’re wondering how addiction affects families, nearly half of all Americans have a close friend or family member struggling with a substance abuse disorder. Addiction is a progressive and chronic disease that changes your mood, behaviors, and judgment. During addiction, your brain chemistry changes significantly, which can lead to lowered inhibitions and difficulty in…