Month: July 2014

Dependence on alcohol

Alcohol dependence manifests when the central nervous system adapts to the presence of alcohol in the body. People who a ...

Tolerance to cocaine

Tolerance to cocaine develops rapidly, especially with continual heavy use. More on how people develop tolerance to coca ...

Cold turkey alcohol

Doctors recommend that anyone detoxing from alcohol get a full medical assessment first. In fact, going cold turkey off ...

Types of A.A. meetings

Descriptions of speaker meetings, Big Book study vs. step studies, and topic/discussion meetings. Plus, a description of ...

The social stigma of addiction

The social stigma surrounding substance use disorders is that addiction is a choice, a character flaw, and a lack of int ...

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