Is Drug Addiction a Disease?

Is drug addiction a disease?

The debate over “is drug addiction a disease” or a choice is not new. For decades, researchers have offered evidence to support both theories. Why is the answer to this question so important? It can help formulate a plan for combatting the nationwide epidemic of drug addiction and misuse. Over 20 million Americans have a substance use…

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10 Strategies for Substance Abuse Prevention

10 strategies for substance abuse prevention

Whether you are trying to practice substance abuse prevention for the first time or preventing relapse, there are strategies to help. Like overcoming any other physical or mental health condition, it takes effort. If you aren’t constantly trying to stay sober, small triggers start to build upon one another, and eventually, they overpower you. Millions…

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How to Get Sober and Stay Sober

How to Get Sober and Stay Sober

If you’ve developed a bad habit with any substance, you may be interested in learning how to get sober and stay sober. This past year has been difficult for so many people for so many reasons. If you find yourself taking certain addictive substances, like alcohol, more often than usual or you just want to…

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Substance Induced Mood Disorders

Substance Induced Mood Disorders

Substance abuse can have a negative impact on your mood and even cause disorders. If you find yourself turning to substances more and more, you may be at risk of developing a substance-induced mood disorder. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at substance induced mood disorders. Substance Induced Mood Disorders Mood disorders are…

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The Mental Health and Substance Abuse Connection

mental health and substance abuse

Those struggling with both mental health problems and substance abuse are described as living with a co-occurring condition. The term, co-occurring, indicates that two or more factors are existing at the same time. Co-occurring disorders may also be classified as a Dual-Diagnosis. In this article, we’re taking a look at the clear connection between mental…

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What is a Substance Abuse Disorder?

what is a substance abuse disorder

There are several signs and symptoms relating to substance abuse disorders. If you suspect someone you care about may be struggling with a substance abuse disorder, it’s important to learn more about substance abuse and provide support. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at a common question we hear from people – what…

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Effects of Substance Abuse on Family Members

Effects of Substance Abuse on Family

Substance abuse will quickly develop into addiction if ignored for too long. Addiction has a detrimental impact on the person abusing substances as well as his or her family members and friends. In this article, we’re taking a closer look at the effects of substance abuse on family members and the impact on family roles.…

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