A recent study has revealed that the damage drinking does to adolescent brains has long lasting effects. The region of the brain that regulates learning and memory is affected the most. The latest research was conducted by a team at Duke Medicine with rodents standing in for humans. Their published findings are shedding light on how alcoholism affects the brain on a cellular level in young drinkers.
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The word codependent is most often used to describe a partner, spouse, or other individual who has a close relationship with an addict. The qualities that a codependent person has causes them to remain in an unhealthy and dysfunctional relationship where they enable the addictive behavior of their partner.
There have been people dealing with addiction throughout much of human history, with many theories articulated about possible causes. In understanding what causes addiction, we can hope to find new and better ways to cure ourselves and break these destructive habits. Science is just beginning to discover a possible answer as to why people become addicted to certain substances.
Because prescription drugs are legal and may be a necessity for people because of medical problems, it can be especially difficult to tell if someone is abusing them. They may need their medication for pain relief or anxiety but are taking too high of a dose without anyone realizing it.
People can have a lot of misperceptions about alcohol, how drinking affects people and what alcoholism really means. These types of myths about alcohol can be dangerous because they can prevent people from seeing addiction in themselves or others.