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The term addiction usually refers to both psychological and physical dependence on a drug, including alcohol. Signs of dependence include withdrawal symptoms (such as depression, anxiety, ... Read More »
You can overcome an addiction by first admitting you have a problem and seeking treatment. "Overcoming" an addiction is different from "curing" an addiction. If you had diabetes and went to a ... Read More »
Substance addiction is rampant throughout our country, and every year thousands of people die from overdose. Loved ones of the deceased continue to ask the same questions: “Why didn’t he stop ... Read More »
Substance abuse disorders are interesting disorders. They are hallmarked by denial and minimization. When a family member has concerns about a loved one’s substance use confronting them, while ... Read More »
Could there possibly be a more innocent and harmless sounding name than Molly? The truth is, this drug is anything but harmless; in fact, it is responsible for untold numbers of deaths throughout the ... Read More »
Officially, a diagnosis must come from a qualified health professional. It could involve a mental health assessment, blood tests, etc. However, anyone can develop a suspicion of dependence that may ... Read More »
It is estimated that alcohol consumption is responsible for about 80,000 deaths in the US each year. Binge drinking has also been associated with many health problems including:
There have been so many tributes in the last couple of days highlighting the amazing talent of a man who died too young. Yes, Philip Seymour Hoffman was a great actor; he was also an addict and ... Read More »
Over eight percent of middle aged women may be food addicts, a new study in the American Journal of Clinical Nutrition reports. About 134,000 women were included in the research. The ... Read More »
Words carry a tremendous amount of power. They can be positive and reinforcing, or negative and condemning. Recognizing this intrinsic power, a White House summit on drug policy reform recently ... Read More »

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