THE SIDE EFFECTS OF DRUG AND ALCOHOL
One of the side effects of drug and alcohol abuse that is not well known is brain damage and injury. Most publicized is the potential for acute damage due to overdose or even damage to other organs in the body, such as liver damage from alcohol abuse or heart damage from use of stimulants. These effects are certainly alarming, and provide plenty of motivation for avoiding, and treating, drug abuse and addiction.
Nevertheless, considering that the key action of psychoactive substances is on the brain, it is no surprise that long-term use of drugs or alcohol can result in brain injury. The debilitating and potentially life-threatening results warrant a further understanding of exactly what the risks are, whether or not they can be prevented or reversed, and how to treat them.
BRAIN DAMAGE CAUSED BY DRUG AND ALCOHOL USE
Drugs and alcohol have a number of effects on the brain, including:
* Disruption of nutrients needed by brain tissue
* Direct damage, injury, and death of brain cells, including neurotransmitter receptors
* Alterations to brain chemical concentrations, including neurotransmitters and hormones
* Deprivation of oxygen to brain tissue
* Different substances induce these effects to different degrees, including the specific drugs discussed below.
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Touchzlife support Teens, Youth and Adult that are involved in Alcohol and other drugs by referring and sign posting them to where they will get help, we also support staffs of various specialist practitioners who help patients recover from alcohol and substance misuse along their way to the recovery journey. Our responsibilities include patient evaluation, enlightenment, education, training, assessment, preparation and therapy in their transition to a better life.
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Many people are afraid when it comes to issues relating to alcohol and substance misuse, it all about people needing help and educating them on the danger in drug-taking and finding their way back on track and its best practice when you catch them young from primary and secondary before they start experimenting with it.
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Touchzlife is a voluntary organisation that depends on funding from the government and other generous organisations that appreciate the work we are doing in the community the help is mainly from The Truth about Drugs (drug free world) in the USA they have been involved in the supply of the tool kits, Leaflets, T-shirts, hats and other accessories, your individual contributions and donations will be of great help to Touchzlife