A woman experiencing a compromised immune system and addiction

Understanding the Connection Between an Addiction and a Compromised Immune System

A person with a compromised immune system experiences greater difficulty in fighting off infections and viruses. The results of several studies demonstrate the serious effects of drugs and alcohol on the human immune system. Treatment programs offer hope for individuals who risk having a compromised immune system because of substance use and addiction. Substance use…

The Science of Psychological Dependence

The Science of Psychological Dependence

For someone who doesn’t suffer from an addiction, it’s easy to think, “Anyone can quit with the right willpower.” The reality is that it’s not that simple. Physical and psychological dependence make it nearly impossible to quit without help. Sure, ending physical dependence is possible with an intensive detoxification process. However, the main reason people…