Toxic Burden of Drugs or Alcohol – leading to mental health disorders

When a person is addicted, their body and brain both suffer extensively from the toxic burden of the drugs or alcohol with which they are constantly flooding their system. Due to this, a variety of illnesses, diseases or disorders may manifest, many of which may place family members or close friends in a role where they feel as if they need to take care of and look after the person. Care taking can become a great burden, often to the extent that it begins to even take toll on that person’s health physically, especially within the realm of mental health disorders, like anxiety and depression. Oftentimes these people will shift their focus from their needs, to those of the addicted person, too frequently forgetting to take care of themselves and family.