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Now that opioid-use disorder is a recognized mental health disorder, find out if you fit these 11 criteria and learn how to get help.
The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.
Chronic alcohol use is a risk factor for type 2 diabetes. Here's the story of James Cato Ferguson, whose heavy drinking caused his diabetes.
Opioid addiction is a compulsive behavior that can develop even when you're using pain pills for a medical reason. These are the signs you might be addicted.
Even low-to-moderate alcohol consumption can increase the risk for atrial fibrillation and other heart-related problems. Here’s what to know.
Heavy alcohol consumption, especially binge drinking, takes a toll on memory function. In a study published in Epidemiology, midlife binge drinking more than tripled the risk of developing dementia in later life.
Those who end their days with a nightcap can instead use this technique for better sleep.