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Estrangement, Unity, and Substance Abuse
Estrangement is when the supportive relationship between family members is broken down. Individuals who abuse alcohol or drugs may find themselves isolated from family.
Is There a Connection Between Stress and Alcoholism?
Stress is the body’s response to a demand or challenge. Alcoholism is an ongoing relapsing brain disorder that impairs an individual’s ability to control or stop their alcohol use, regardless of health, social, or occupational consequences.
Does Depression Lead to Substance Abuse?
Clinical depression is a serious mood disorder. It causes severe symptoms, which impact how an individual handles daily activities, how they think, and how they feel. Depression can raise the risk of substance abuse, as chemical intoxicants can be a way to self-medicate.