Posts Tagged ‘addiction’

Dependence on Alcohol and Drugs

It is often difficult for people to recognize that they have become dependent on alcohol or other drugs. They may see it as a temporary situation because they are in physical pain or because they are dealing with a difficult situation such as grief, loss, anxiety or trauma. Some signs that you may have an alcohol…

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How to Quit Smoking?

We all know how dangerous smoking is to our health, but despite all the warnings, the nagging from friends and family, some people continue to regularly light up. It is easy to imagine the smokers among us have their heads in the sand, but statistics show at least 82% of them are keen to quit,…

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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a word that usually refers to drugs. When someone first uses drugs, we call it substance abuse. We say someone is addicted to drugs when they have no control over whether they want to use the drug or not. That person feels that they have to have that drug. People can be addicted to…

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Substance Misuse and Addiction

What is Substance Misuse and Addiction? Substance misuse is the harmful use of substances like drugs and alcohol for non-medical purposes. The term substance misuse often refers to illegal drugs but legal substances can also be misused, such as alcohol, prescription medications, caffeine, nicotine and volatile substances like petrol, glue or paint. Addiction is a…

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