Topic: signs and symptoms
About Those Blackouts…
Of course, the drinker isn’t aware of having entered a blackout. Far as they’re concerned, things are proceeding as normal.
Topics: addiction and the brain, alcohol, signs and symptoms
Social Drinking? Problem Drinking?
Topics: diagnosis, self diagnosis, signs and symptoms
Is Relapse a Crime?
But if a community treats a correctional institution as a kind of locked flophouse, what else we can expect?
Topics: disease, legal problems, relapse, signs and symptoms
Functioning on Heroin?
They qualify for the diagnosis, but have not yet experienced the sort of problems that are usually required to motivate a serious attempt to abandon drug use.
Topics: heroin, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
A reasonably good rule of thumb for differentiating results of substance addiction from other illnesses: When the substance use stops for an extended period, the symptoms improve dramatically or go away entirely.
Topics: co-occurring disorders, signs and symptoms
Newcomers had a tendency to focus their attention on the drug that brought them to treatment, ignoring others they happened to have been using.
Topics: diagnosis, signs and symptoms
What is a Cannabis Use Disorder (CUD)?
Perhaps 20% of users will experience withdrawal– evidence of their dependence on the drug– regardless of whether they have other symptoms.
Topics: cannabis, diagnosis, signs and symptoms
Topics: disease, disease model, signs and symptoms
The Struggle to Maintain
For many, only age and health issues, or an unanticipated dip in that protective tolerance, were enough to finally motivate them to seek help.
Topics: alcoholism, detoxification, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms
Do You Know What (Drugs) Your Kids Are Doing?
It is vital that your teen feels able to talk to you about drugs; if they are using but are afraid of the consequences of telling you it will only lead to more deception.
Topics: kids, recognizing addiction, signs and symptoms