[:en]How Does Addiction Affect The Brain?[:]

[:en]Substance abuse and addiction can affect the brain in several ways. No matter what the drug of choice is, addiction will cause cravings. These cravings can become so strong that they can cause the mind to only focus on the craving or fix.

This can affect many areas of the brain including:

  • The ability to make rational decisions
  • Behavioral issues such as anger or emotional outbursts

Drug and alcohol abuse causes increased levels of dopamine in the brain, which is in the brain’s pleasure center. The brain will want to continuously feel this sort of “pleasure” when abused by drugs and alcohol. They will often say they don’t feel “normal” without drugs or alcohol, making it difficult for them to focus and think clearly. These changes can occur in many areas of the brain including those that control thoughts, memory, and cravings. Due partly to these changes, many people relapse after successfully completing an addiction treatment program.

One way we greatly help our patient’s brains recover while going through treatment is through the use of our Brain Recovery program.

After our program, we show sobriety at two years increases to 80% vs. the industry standard of only 20-25%!

These factors and more help set our addiction treatment program apart from any other.


To learn more about our Brain Recovery Program – or how we can help you. Please contact us at www.regeneveda.com