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When Did Substance Use Disorder Become a Diagnosis?

Substance Use Disorder, also known as SUD, or drug addiction, was added to the DSM III in the year 1980, making it an official mental health diagnosis. Substance use disorder is a diagnosis used to describe someone who has difficulty controlling their use of alcohol or drugs. The term was first introduced in 1952 by … Read more

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Risk Factors for Substance Use Disorders

The most common risk factors for substance use disorder are heredity, early use, mental health, the type of substances used, and social and environmental factors. There are many risk factors for developing a substance use disorder. Some of these factors are within our control, such as our environment and the people we associate with. Other … Read more

4 Ways to Stop Xanax Addiction Now

4 Ways to Stop Xanax Addiction Now

Xanax addiction has become more common as anxiety in the general population rises. NYC Addiction Resources has answers to Xanax addiction.

What is the Best Way to Help an Opiate Addict Get Clean?

What is the Best Way to Help an Opiate Addict Get Clean?

Understanding the Difference Between Opioid versus Opiate addiction Opiates are derived directly from opium poppy plants. Opiates are naturally formed. Opioids are synthetically formed to produce a drug. There is no real difference in how the brain and body react to opiates and opioids. Whether you are addicted to opiates or opioids the diagnosis is … Read more

How a Brain Gets Hooked on Opioids

How a Brain Gets Hooked on Opioids

What are Opioids?  Opioids are a class of drugs found from the opium plant and work on the brain to produce effects that produces relief from pain and cause euphoria. Opioids can be prescription medications or also in illegal drug forms. Prescription opioids are used to block pain in the brain which sends signals to … Read more

What Depression Feels Like

What Depression Feels Like

What is Depression?  Depression is a mental health disorder that causes a person to feel negative about themselves. Depression symptoms can vary and cause a person to have difficulties in their daily functioning. It can impact a person’s relationships. The symptoms can come in different forms and vary from mild to severe. Various symptoms of … Read more