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Addiction Information by Substance
Co-occurring disorders is defined as having two or more mental health disorders. Usually, this term refers to an addiction that co-occurs alongside another mental health issue
Anxiety disorders are some of the most common mental health disorders in the United States. More than 40 million American adults suffer from an anxiety disorder.
Around 1 out of every 40 adults in the United States will suffer from obsessive-compulsive disorder, or OCD, at some time in their lives.
As the journal Current Psychiatry reports, up to 60 percent of these individuals may suffer from a substance use disorder (SUD) at some time in their life.
Stress can impact a person’s propensity to abuse substances and make changes to the brain that make it difficult to stop using them.
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Frequently Asked Questions
What are withdrawal symptoms?
- Withdrawal symptoms occur when you rid your body of a substance. Symptoms may vary depending on which substance you are withdrawing from. Some of the more common symptoms include the chills, heavy sweats, vomiting, diarrhea.
Can I detox at home?
- Most withdrawal symptoms are extremely uncomfortable. Sometimes they can be lethal. Before beginning detox, you should consult a physician or a treatment provider to evaluate your needs and the risks.
How to help an addict?
- Helping someone struggling with addiction usually starts with an honest conversation about your feelings and how their addiction might be impacting others. But before doing that, it’s important to take stock in the mental and emotional strain you are personally experiencing first.
Is addiction a disease or a choice?
- Addiction, clinically referred to as a substance use disorder, is a complex disease of the brain and body that involves compulsive use of one or more substances despite serious health and social consequences.
What causes addiction?
- Addiction is defined as change to your behavior to support a physical dependency. For instance, you may become physically dependent upon a substance prescribed by your physician. Addiction—or Substance Use Disorder (SUD)—is the change in your behavior either to continue using the substance for the purpose it was prescribed, for a desirable side effect, or to avoid the uncomfortable effects of withdrawal associated with quitting.
How do I get help for addiction?
- Getting help for addiction can be achieved in three easy steps. Choosing a treatment center, speaking with an admissions team member, and going to rehab.