Long and Short term effects of drug abuse

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Wendi Matthews
Wendi Matthews

Wendi Matthews is currently an addiction counselor in western Pennsylvania that has worked with hundreds of patients throughout the area and the entire state. Wendi specializes in counseling patients that utilize M.A.T (Medication assisted treatment). Wendi has 10 years of experience in the field of addiction counseling and also has multiple hours of training for other areas such as PTSD, confidentiality & other co-occurring disorders.


Though the short- and long-term effects of drug and alcohol abuse may vary from person to person, clearly many people currently suffer from the effects of abusing drugs and alcohol every day. Factors affecting the exact symptoms that are experienced may depend on a person’s age, gender, individual physiology, genetic make-up, and mental health condition. This course will will touch on the different effects that drug abuse can have on the body.

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