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A person who wonders if they are addicted to something probably has a reason for their query. Usually, there is some innate suspicion, concern or fear. This is no different from a person who knows ... Read More »
General: Most experts agree that a combination of biological, psychological, and environmental factors may predispose certain individuals to developing addictions. Substance abuse: Initially, ... Read More »
Women in the U.S. largely use and abuse legal drugs, such as alcohol, tobacco, and prescription drugs. Despite the attention given to illegal drugs, far fewer women and girls use them.
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:

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