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How Drugs and Alcohol Damage the Brain

Addiction is a brain disease that causes physical and physiological changes to the brain. The brain controls our thoughts, memory and speech, movement of the limbs, and the function of many organs within our body. Drugs and alcohol affect the brain’s neurotransmitters, which release an excess level of dopamine, causing temporary pleasurable feelings and euphoria.…

How You Can Observe Teen Mental Health Awareness Day

At Fort Behavioral Health in Fort Worth, Texas, our licensed therapists and addiction treatment professionals emphasize teen mental health treatment as an essential part of our teen recovery program. If you are a teen who may have a mental health disorder that is accelerating drug or alcohol use, our Fort Behavioral Health team can help.…

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Is a Men’s Rehab Program Right for You?

When choosing a substance abuse treatment center, gender is probably not your primary concern. You have taken the most difficult step, which is choosing to seek help and putting all of your effort into a successful recovery. For some people, gender-specific treatment programs can be extremely effective. Choosing a quality program that suits your needs,…

What Should You Do if You Need Opioid Detox?

Opioid addiction carries a high risk of having an overdose, so it’s essential to seek treatment if you have an opioid addiction. Opioid substances, such as prescription painkillers, can cause serious and potentially dangerous withdrawal symptoms. Being in an opioid addiction treatment program under professional supervision helps ensure that you or your loved one stays…