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Learn How Common Alcohol Use Disorder Is?

Alcohol use disorder is a common diagnosis in the United States. Statistics show that 1 in 12 men and 1 in 25 women suffer from a form of alcohol use disorder. When it comes to alcohol use disorder, everyone is different. The condition can range from mild to severe, and symptoms will vary from person … Read more

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What Is Binge Drinking?

Binge drinking describes the problematic behavior of consuming enough alcoholic drinks to bringing the blood alcohol concentration (BAC) to 0.08 percent or higher. Drinking about four drinks in two hours achieves 0.08 BAC. Do you have someone in your life who you’re worried about because they’re drinking too much alcohol? If you’re concerned that your … Read more

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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