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Drugs and Alcohol Impact on Brain

Home Addiction Treatment Videos Drugs and Alcohol Impact on Brain

Written by: Editorial Staff.

Dr. Charles Sophy discusses the effects drugs and alcohol have on the human brain. Dr. Sophy describes how the brain is affected by changes in the balance of chemicals. This, in turn, makes:

  • Mood changes
  • Anxiety level changes
  • Behavioral changes

Addict vs. Non-Addict Brain

He explains how the brain of an addict and non-addict differs. People with an addiction are normally found with a genetic predisposition. The brains differ in various ways, one of which being; when in emotional pain, an addicted brain will seek to soothe through harmful prescription drugs and alcohol.

The non-addicted brains will soothe either by themself or through healthy alternatives to drugs. According to Dr. Charles, with time, it becomes a pattern of an addict to soothe the anxious feelings through harmful products, and this desire only grows that creates a dependency on drugs. To be sure that if a person is an addict or not, one can take an addiction test online.