Sexual and emotional abuse scar the brain 4 Aug August 4, 2016 Posted by Cornerstone So Cal 0 Both sexual and emotional abuse have negative effects on the brain. Abuse in any form can be damaging and can change the brain’s function and processes especially when the abuse happens in childhood or adolescence. Read more about this issue here. More from my siteChoose wisely!Why do some people become addicted to drugs and not others?What’s the difference? Alcohol Abuse vs DependenceFocus on Relapse Prevention Education at CornerstoneHormones may affect female vulnerability to cocaine addictionWhen emotions become triggers what can you do?