Drug Addiction

5 Myths About Drug Abuse and Addiction

MYTH 1: It’s a Matter of Willpower

Fiction: Overcoming addiction is a simply a matter of willpower. You can stop using drugs if you really want to.

Fact: Prolonged exposure to drugs alters the brain in ways that result in powerful cravings and a compulsion to use. These brain changes make it extremely […]

14 Drug Addiction Warning Signs

Drug abusers often try to conceal their symptoms and downplay their problem. If you’re worried that a friend or family member might be abusing drugs, look for the following warning signs:

Physical Warning Signs of Drug Abuse

Bloodshot eyes, pupils larger or smaller than usual
Changes in appetite or sleep patterns. Sudden weight loss or weight gain
Deterioration […]