Cocaine Cravings One thing that most people who are withdrawing will experience are cocaine cravings. This is a strong desire to take more cocaine. Part of cocaine cravings is driven by the desire to reduce symptoms of withdrawal and re-experience the high of the drug. People may also experience mood changes. Users in withdrawal may […]
How to Get an Alcoholic into Treatment The decision to send a family member or friend who is an alcoholic into rehab for alcohol addiction is never an easy one to make. There may be fears related to rehab. Such as how will the person respond to being asked to go and to treatment, and […]
What is Alcoholism? Alcohol abuse or alcoholism is any harmful use of alcohol. This is pretty straightforward. However, alcohol abuse or alcoholism are now known by the clinical name alcohol use disorder. The terms alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence are often used interchangeably by those who are not familiar with the clinical terms. But they […]
Alcoholism Over 6 percent of American adults battled alcohol use disorder as of 2015. Sadly, less than 10% of those received professional treatment for the disease. There are a few theories as to why this discrepancy exists. One issue is that those who drink, even problematically, do not see the need for help. This is […]
Substance Abuse Terminology Knowing or being someone with a substance abuse disorder can be scary. A doctor may diagnose an actual disorder or may say you are showing warning signs or symptoms that could easily lead to addiction. This can be confusing and concerning. Some of the most common terms used are addiction, physical dependence, […]
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