Addiction and its Effects

Addiction

How does addiction affect the addict?

Addiction has a long lasting effect on your brain in three different ways, Craving the object of addiction; the loss of control over it; and the consequences.

Average age of drug addicts in the U.S.

23 million Americans ages 12 and older have addiction involving nicotine, alcohol or other drugs. This is more than the number of Americans with diabetes and cancer.

Local Rehab Centers Near Albany.....

St Peter's Hospital: http://www.sphcs.org/addictionrecoverysparc

The Addiction Care Center of Albany: http://www.theacca.net/

Sunnyview Rehabilitation Center: https://www.nehealth.com/Medical_Care/Sunnyview_Rehabilitation_Hospital/

Vocabulary Words

Withdrawal- A physical syndrome cause by the abrupt sensation of drugs or alcohol.

Substance Dependence- When an individual persists in use of alcohol or other drugs despite problems related to use of the substance.

Relapse- Someone suffering from deterioration after a period of improvement.