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The Effects of Drug Use on Oral Health

October 11, 2017

The physical effects of drug usage are commonly thought of as weight loss, thinning hair, or skin care problems. However, one of the most profound effects is dental. At Destination Hope, clients are often eager to get dental care after seeing the damage drugs have done to their teeth. Dr. Ari Socher of Renumi Mobile helps take care of those in recovery who are in dire need of dental care. Renumi Mobile is a mobile dentistry practice, which means people in recovery can get the dental care they need to not only feel good and look good. Q-How long have…

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The Effects of Drug Abuse On Your Intelligence Capabilities

June 19, 2013

The effects of drug abuse include many serious long-term consequences to your health. Drugs also have many effects on the brain, causing changes in brain chemistry, nerve functioning, and damage to brain cells and nerve cells. This can lead to loss of memory, decreased cognitive ability, and negative affects on learning processes. Effects of Drug Abuse and Your IQ When using drugs, the brain becomes flooded with dopamine, which causes an increase in pleasure, or euphoria. When brain cells are consistently exposed to excessive dopamine over time, they can become damaged or die. As the brain tries to compensate for…

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Effects of Drug Abuse on Your Emotional Health

May 13, 2013

The effects of drug abuse on the body are many and varied. These effects are both physical and psychological. Often there is an underlying mental health condition that has not yet been diagnosed that can be linked to drug abuse. Although using harmful substances may appear to alleviate symptoms in the short term, one of the effects of drug abuse is making emotional health worse. Also, abusing drugs can actually cause certain mental health disorders. This is especially true if an individual has certain hereditary or environmental risk factors that could lead to mental illness. The use of drugs can…

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The Effects of Drug Abuse on Your Pancreas

March 11, 2013

Many of the effects of drug abuse on our bodies are well known. Often, because of denial about our drinking and drug problems, we pretend that our bodies can handle the effects of alcohol and other drugs; that it adjusts to our intake and that our bodies work as efficiently as they always have. However, too much of anything is never a good thing, and in the case of heavy drinking, the pancreas is one of the organs that takes a heavy hit. What exactly are the effects of drug abuse on your pancreas?  To understand the effects, we need…

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