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what do you think the difference is between use and abuse

A 23-year-old female asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
Child abuse models: It sounds like you're writing an extensive paper on this subject, and need to research the medical model, sociological model, psychological model, fem ... Read More
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A 42-year-old member asked:
Dr. Barbara Lavi
34 years experience Clinical Psychology
Good question: An addiction is a habit that you cannot stop. Most habits can be changed with consistent focused effort. Addictions do not subside even when people ma ... Read More
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A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Bernard Seif
39 years experience Clinical Psychology
Mental and emotional: are the same thing. Some may quibble about the nuance of meaning however. Mind games, put downs, insults, etc. are all forms of emotional abuse. As ... Read More
A 41-year-old member asked:
Dr. Pamela Pappas
41 years experience Psychiatry
With help: For diagnosing mood disorders and/or drug abuse, you'll need the help of a competent mental health professional -- psychiatrist or psychologist, etc. ... Read More
A 22-year-old female asked:
Dr. Steven Griggs
38 years experience Clinical Psychology
Not much.: Abuse that causes hurtful emotional reactions can be caused by harshly acted out feelings or thoughts exressed in ways designed to also hurt. If you ... Read More
A 39-year-old member asked:
Dr. Leonard Spishakoff
Specializes in Addiction Medicine
Time and criteria: Traditional definition is the prescence of disease that affects in the area of compulsion, craving, unable to cut back, having consequences, and incr ... Read More
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A 56-year-old member asked:
Dr. Andrew Berry
13 years experience Clinical Psychology
Addiction: Alcohol can be robustly abused by someone but as long as the person is not addicted to it, and doesn't miss it after putting it down, the diagnosis is ... Read More
A 40-year-old member asked:
Dr. Yash Khanna
56 years experience Family Medicine
OVERDOSE BOTH FATAL: Alcohol is legal for adults over 21 in us and over 18 in many other countries both are addictive, overdose of both can be fatal.But heroin abuse can ... Read More
A 59-year-old member asked:
Dr. Bartholomew Vereb
15 years experience Psychiatry
Possibly: These are words. You could try to define them very precisely. But, the bottom line is, in my opinion, that it doesn't matter. Both words mean that bad ... Read More
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A 55-year-old member asked:
Dr. Alan Ali
Dr. Alan Ali answered
31 years experience Psychiatry
Bipolar: Not easy especially due to co-morbidity. Best indicators are history of manic/depressed episodes vs. History of drug-seeking behaviors such as complai ... Read More

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