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Drugs and Alcohol: These Looks can Kill

We all know that drugs and alcohol are bad for us. We also know that they are bad for the insides of our body, but we rarely think about how they can affect the way we look on the outside. As weird as it sounds, people are more likely to listen about how harmful drugs and alcohol are when appearance is mentioned. Excessive drinking can cause: weight gain, dry and dull skin, broken capillaries, brittle hair and nails, and premature aging. The use of marijuana can cause weight gain. Cocaine is known to cause sores and scratches, and pale, unhealthy looking skin. Heroin can cause weight loss, premature aging, bluish skin and nails, along with abscesses, track marks, and sores and acne. Meth is also known to cause weight loss, tooth decay and accelerated aging. 

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Chris Massman is a Licensed Marriage & Family Therapist. Chris' training includes Family Systems Theory along with numerous other theories. She believes therapy is an art and chooses the theory she feels will most benefit the individual sitting in front of her. Her specialty lies is in the field of Chemical Dependency and Addictions. Chris is currently seeing individuals, couples and families. Chris is a Clinical member of the California Association of Marriage and Family Therapists as well as the American Association of Marriage and Family Therapists. Chris has two locations including Tarzana and Agoura Hills, CA.