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Dr. Peter Forster
Psychiatry 36 years experience
Physical & behavior: The two terms don't really have a medical meaning but the main differences between frequent use and problem use of drugs are physical and mental. Phys... Read More

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A 45-year-old member asked:
Dr. Adam Front
Clinical Psychology 27 years experience
Abuse vs dependence: Drug abuse is using too much ; having consequences. Dependence, or addiction, involves development of craving ; compulsion, tolerance ; @ times withdr... Read More
A 24-year-old male asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
Clinical Psychology 35 years experience
Which drugs?: Although all drugs are addictive, detox from some drugs is more dangerous than others. They need to be treated in patient. To assess where to go for t... Read More
Dr. Stuart Wasser
Addiction Medicine 35 years experience
See below: See an addiction psychiatrist or a physician certified by the american board of addiction medicine. Both societies have websites. While you may bene... Read More
Dr. Daniel Cabot
Family Medicine 22 years experience
Depends: All that you mentioned are helpful, and they more of these resources you use the more likely you will be successful at maintaining abstinence. It als... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Socio economics: There are multiple factors, socio economics, exposure and culture, life style, upbringing and access to addictive substances.
A 29-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Roth
Addiction Medicine 43 years experience
Mutual support helps: If you are concerned about being an addict, you might want to consider attending a meeting of narcotics anonymous. Find a meeting at their web site: h... Read More
A 26-year-old female asked:
Dr. Balminder Mangat
Addiction Medicine 47 years experience
Yes: The addictions cross each other. If you stop drinking alcohol and start using pills you are still at the same spot. And it may not be drugs alone ...... Read More
A 21-year-old member asked:
Dr. Vasu Brown
Integrative Medicine 34 years experience
Temprory altof brain: Historically, addiction has been defined as physical and psychological dependence on psychoactive substances (for example alcohol, tobacco, heroin, ca... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Jeffrey Miller
Rheumatology 51 years experience
Addiction: 20% of the population get a different than normal euphoric response to many medications and illegal drugs. The withdrawal from the drug causes moderat... Read More
A 43-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Wartenberg
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Depends on what you: mean by 'help.' Nobody can make someone else change, but they can present their concerns, love, caring and arguments about how the problem is hurting... Read More
A 34-year-old member asked:
Dr. Byron Law-Yone
Psychiatry 55 years experience
Disease: It is often described as a chronic relapsing brain disease. Nobody chooses to become an addict.

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