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Do You Have Opioid-Use Disorder?

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.

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Opioids: Physical Dependence vs. Addiction

The terms "addiction" and "physical dependence" are not interchangeable, even though they're often used that way. Learn the difference.

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Gaming Addiction: Understanding This Modern Diagnosis

Gaming addiction is real and troubling. So why isn’t it included in the DSM-V? Learn more about the disorder: its history, symptoms, and treatment options.

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How to Treat Insomnia When You Live with an Alcohol Use Disorder

Half of all patients report disturbed sleep during alcohol withdrawal. Here are some treatment options that may help.

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Dangers of Prescription Pain Killers

A fine line exists between the benefits and harms of prescription opioids, such as oxycodone, hydrocodone, and morphine. Here’s what you should know.

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How Alcohol Addiction Can Sneak Up On You

Alcohol affects us differently as we get older. It takes longer for alcohol to metabolize, so it remains in the body longer.

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10 Ways to Combat Food Addiction

Like all addictions, food addictions can actually ruin a life. Usually the destructive process involves a decline in health and fitness levels. Weight gain and the complications associated with it are the dominant features in a person struggling with ...