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Tag Archives: Substance Abuse Disorder

Rationales and Excuses Used to Avoid Going to Treatment

Rationales and Excuses Used to Avoid Going to Treatment

Rationales and Excuses Used to Avoid Going to drug rehab: Perhaps one of the biggest fears of persons contemplating going into treatment for addiction are the ideas of stigma and shame. In Western Culture there are still a lot of misconceptions regarding addiction. Some people still look at addicts as being weak-willed and morally reprehensible individuals.

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Principles of Effective Treatment

What are the principles of treatment? Addiction is a complex but treatable disease that affects brain function and behavior.  So what are the principles of treatment? Drugs of abuse alter the brain’s structure and function, resulting in changes that persist long after drug use has ceased. This may explain why drug abusers are at risk

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Principles of Effective Treatment
What are the symptoms of addiction?

What are the symptoms of addiction?

What are the symptoms of addiction? Have you ever wondered how to know if you are addicted to drugs? Addiction is a disease with a range of harmful symptoms, conditions and behaviors. Recognizing these signs can help a person with addiction receive the treatment they need. Doctors currently diagnose addictions under a category known as

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Is Alcoholism A Disease?

Is Alcoholism A Disease? If you’re unfamiliar with the medical terminology surrounding addiction you may have wondered is alcoholism a disease? The American Medical Association (AMA) declared alcoholism an illness in the late 1959s. Approximately 30 years later addiction was officially declared a disease in 1987 by the AMA and other professional medical organizations. Alcoholism

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Is Alcoholism A Disease?

How Addiction Hijacks the Brain

New insights into the causes of  dependence in drugs Addiction involves craving for something intensely, loss of control over its use, and continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences. Addiction changes the brain, first by subverting the way it registers pleasure and then by corrupting other normal drives such as learning and motivation. These addiction chemicals

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How Addiction Hijacks the Brain
Drug Abuse and Addiction

Drug Abuse and Addiction

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