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Addiction is a chronic disease characterized by drug or alcohol seeking and use that is compulsive, or difficult to control, despite harmful consequences.

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No one factor can predict if a person will become addicted to drugs.

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People who are addicted to drugs or alcohol are twice as likely to suffer from mood and anxiety disorders

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Most people can't simply stop using drugs for a few days and be cured, long-term or repeated care is often needed to stop using completely and recover their lives.

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Addiction Treatment Essentials

Treatment for any substance use disorder is guided by general principles that have been established by research studies, but it is also highly individualized.

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Finding Help for a Loved One

If you suspect a person you care about has an addiction, getting that loved one help could be critical. However, before you make a choice to talk to them, do research, and seek advice from a professional.

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What Is Drug Addiction?

An addiction (whether it’s to alcohol or something else altogether) stems from brain cell alteration. Each drug dose you take alters portions of your mind responsible for memory, reward, and decision-making.

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What Is Alcoholism?

The signs of alcoholism include an inability to control your drinking, withdrawal symptoms when you attempt to stop drinking, and continued cravings to drink even when it negatively affects your life.

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Short and Long-Term Risks of Drug Use

Drugs interact with chemicals in the brain and body to make you feel a certain way. While drugs can be helpful in regulating moods, helping you sleep, and managing pain, they can also have serious complications when misused.

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The Risks of an Overdose

An overdose occurs when you take more of a drug than your body can process. It can lead to significant complications and even death.

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What to Expect from Drug Withdrawal

The symptoms you may experience if you undergo withdrawal from any type of drug are dependent on the drug you take and other personal factors, such as your genetics and metabolism.

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The Effects of Mixing Drugs

If you have taken any prescription medication, you have probably been warned about mixing your medicine with certain types of drugs and/or alcohol. Every drug, no matter what type it is, can interact with other substances and produce severe side effects.

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Drug Processing Timelines

How long it takes a drug to process out of your body will depend on the type of drug used and the way you used it.

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Mental Health & Co-Occurring Disorders

(NIDA) states that about fifty percent of all people with an addiction will also have a mental health disorder, such as depression, anxiety, or schizophrenia.

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Comorbid Conditions and Substance Use Disorder

If an individual has a substance use disorder and a comorbid medical issue, both conditions require concurrent treatment.

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Concerns of Prescription Drug Addiction

NIDA defines misuse of a prescription medication as taking it in a way other as prescribed, taking someone else’s medication even if its use may seem warranted, or using medication recreationally for its desired effects.