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Mental Health

Mental health issues and substance use often go together and are called co-occurring disorders. Read more about addiction and mental health here.

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Addiction to drugs or alcohol, also known as a substance use disorder (SUD), is a complex, chronic brain disease. It changes a person’s brain chemistry and thus their behavior, causing them to continue seeking and using their substance of choice regardless of any negative consequences. For some people, addiction begins with the experimental or recreational...
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The question of whether addiction to drugs or alcohol is a disease, a choice, or a moral failing has caused much debate. Does a person make a conscious choice to become addicted to these substances? Is that choice the result of moral weakness? Or is addiction a disease that develops over time that the medical...
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