Substance Abuse Counseling Certification Blog on Addiction and the Mind and Body

Addiction plays out within the body and the mind and it can cause very distressing symptoms.  Fortunately, drug addiction can be treated once the person finally accepts the reality he or she is addicted and takes the steps to regain one’s life.  Understanding addiction is key for recovery.  Addiction counselors can help teach individuals what addiction is and how to better cope with it.

Addiction has multiple negative effects on the body and mind. Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Certification


The article, “The Effects of Drug Addiction on the Brain and Body” by Laura Dorwart looks closer at how addiction affects the brain and body.  She states,

“If you’re experiencing drug addiction, you’re not alone. Drug addiction is common, but it’s also preventable and treatable. The earlier you seek help and inform yourself about the effects of drug addiction, the faster you can achieve long-term recovery.”

Substance Abuse Counselors and other mental health care professionals can help.  To review the entire article, please click here

Please also review AIHCP’s Substance Abuse Counseling Certification and see if it meets your academic and professional goals.  The program is online and independent study and open to qualified professionals seeking a four year certification in Substance Abuse Counseling Training.