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What is Substance Abuse Disorder?

What is Substance Abuse Disorder?

Substance abuse disorder, more commonly known as substance use disorder (SUD), is a medical condition in which an individual’s consumption or use of alcohol or drugs causes significant impairment, usually resulting in health issues and/or inability to take care of important personal, educational, and professional responsibilities.

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Side Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Side Effects of Prescription Drug Abuse

Prescription drug abuse is one of the fastest growing public health problems in the United States. From painkillers like Vicodin and OxyContin, to stimulants like Adderall and Vyvanse and anti-anxiety drugs like Valium and Xanax, what started as a prescription from a well-meaning doctor to a well-intentioned patient can soon spiral out of control, negatively affecting lives, families, relationships, and careers in the process.

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Signs of a Cocaine Addiction

Signs of a Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine: A Drug Abused By The Young

The U.S. government estimates that 1.5 million Americans use cocaine each month, about 0.6% of the population. However, cocaine use is far from evenly distributed among age groups; adults aged 18-25 are the heaviest users, with 1.4% saying they used the drug in the last 30 days. In fact, the drug’s use skews

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Alcohol Detox Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol Detox Withdrawal Symptoms

People who suffer from alcoholism have a physical dependence on alcohol. They feel like not only do they want to drink it but they need to drink it. When they stop drinking alcohol completely or their alcohol use decreases sharply, alcohol dependent individuals will experience something called alcohol withdrawal

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