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The Stages of Treatment

During treatment for addiction to drugs or alcohol, there are stages characterized by the early, middle, and late stages. Since addiction is an individualistic experience, each stage differs due to the condition of the person suffering from substance use disorder (SUD), the therapeutic strategies that are effective for them, and the characteristics of guidance from…

doctor and older man discuss how alcohol affects the body

How Alcohol Affects the Body

According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, excessive drinking can severely impact health in a multitude of ways. According to the United States Department of Health and Human Services, alcoholic beverages are human carcinogens or substances that can cause cancer in living tissue. From the brain to the liver, to the immune…