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Alcohol Tolerance

Alcohol tolerance refers to the body’s response to prolonged exposure to liquor, its ability to both metabolize liquor, as well as its ability to rebound from its effects. Tolerance is a physical phenomenon that increases incrementally as consumption of liquor continues over a period of years. What emerges along with the increasing tolerance is the…

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Heroin Side Effects

Heroin side effects can have a devastating impact on a person’s life. Whether it’s an overdose or an addiction, heroin abuse can lead to health problems, job termination, family turmoil, financial crisis, dependency, mental disorders, or even fatality. As such, the toll that heroin can have on a person’s life is often irreversible.  For this…

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Psychological Dependency

According to the APA, psychological dependency refers to a mental cycle where one is “dependent on a psychoactive substance for the reinforcement it provides.” This means that the physiological response to the medication or drug precipitates and simultaneously reinforces its continued abuse. For reasons of diagnostic criteria, this generally falls under the heading addiction and…

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Alcohol Abuse vs Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol Abuse vs Addiction Many people do not know the difference between alcohol abuse vs addiction. For diagnostic purposes and purposes of treatment, professionals distinguish between Alcohol Abuse and Alcohol Addiction. The main feature that set these two phenomena apart is that they tend to move in one direction: e.g., over time, Abuse leads to…

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Signs Of Alcohol Addiction

Signs of Alcohol Addiction Alcohol Addiction vs. Alcohol Abuse Alcoholism and alcohol abuse are not synonymous terms. Although people frequently use them interchangeably, there are qualities that differentiate one condition from the other. Clinically speaking, Alcohol Abuse manifests as a cluster of maladaptive behaviors that in their own right are highly destructive to the life of…