Recent studies paint a mixed picture of addiction trends in Texas. By many measures, the Lone Star State fares better than the rest of the nation, trailing the national averages and its surrounding states in illicit drug use and overdoses. But there are some troubling measures in the statistics, too — specifically in the significant increase in overdose deaths over the last two decades.
In large quantities, alcohol can have negative and serious consequences on the human body’s systems and organs. Below is an overview of the damage it can do. The Brain and the Thought Process Alcohol impedes neural pathways, and it makes neurotransmitters act in irregular ways (1). Because the brain cannot send direct messages to the […]
Think of substance addiction as a pebble flung into a puddle—its effects ripple outward to everything within its range. People with addiction believe they’re not hurting anyone but themselves, which isn’t true. So, when it comes to confronting someone about their own drug and alcohol issues, that conversation can quickly become radioactive. This fallout as […]