Legalization’s Impact on Cannabis Use Disorders (CUD)
As soon as they were feeling better, the guys would gather in the lounge to swap stories of high-level burglaries and shoplifting expeditions on a grand scale.
Topics: consequences, legal problems, opioids, physical effects
Breaking Up With Vaping
Sure, the tar was gone, but as one of the other counselors put it, “that thing ain’t nothin’ but a crack pipe for nicotine.”
Topics: addictive substances, vaping
“Addicted”? Or “dependent”?
But it’s still confusing for many people outside the field, since unlike psychiatry, they don’t revise their thinking every couple decades.
Topics: diagnosis, physical effects, prescription medications
Back to Biases
Topics: models of addiction, research, stigma
Control- And the Loss of It
In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.
Topics: compulsive behavior, recognizing addiction
The Habit of Hiding
She had to relearn truthfulness, a day at a time, much the way the victim of a serious stroke might have to relearn speech.
Topics: barriers to recovery, recovery memoir
It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.
Topics: alcohol, consequences, family
Genetics of Heavy Drinking and Alcoholism
Topics: alcoholism, diagnosis, research
…in many instance, it’ll be an unfair fight between enormously well-funded, politically savvy industry lobbies and a few determined nonprofits that advocate for public health.