Dissociative drugs are a type of drug that causes hallucinogenic effects such as an altered perception of sight and sound. They are sometimes called hallucinogenic drugs as well. The feeling of detachment from one's self or environment is also a pronounced effect of dissociative drugs....

Having a relationship with an addict isn't an easy thing. People who struggle with substance abuse often also have mental health issues as well. They may also have various physical problems stemming from their substance abuse. Anyone who has a relationship with an addict, whether...

Addiction to alcohol or drugs can be confusing, frustrating and devastating. Because it involves the reward chemicals in the brain, it’s not a disease with a quick cure. In fact, an addict may relapse up to six times before becoming sober for good. Our brains...

If you’re struggling with drug or alcohol addiction, you might wonder why your family cares so much. Of course, they love you and are concerned with your welfare. But addiction affects the family in ways that you might not realize. That’s why there are support...

Many people drink alcohol because it makes them feel free and less inhibited. Although alcohol can put you in a partying mood, it’s actually a depressant. It can dampen your mood, slow down your central nervous system and alter your brain chemistry. Is Alcohol a Depressant? Alcohol...

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