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Substance-Related Disorders

Substance related disorders are group of conditions that is primarily due to substance dependence. The individual abuses the use of a substance like an opiod, alcohol or drugs that results in maladaptive behaviors. There is an increasing and uncontrolled desire to use the substance with persistent failure in the attempt to stop its use.

Alcohol Addiction

Alcohol addiction is a chronic condition characterized by dependence on alcohol and frequently resulting in behavioral and health consequences. Alcohol addiction, also known as alcoholism and alcohol dependence, is a progressive degenerative disease that includes the following four symptoms: tolerance, the loss of control, physical dependence, and... Read more about Alcohol Addiction

Drug Addiction

Drug addiction is considered to be a pathological state disorder where the use of drugs leads to addiction and acute cravings of the drug, which develops into a more chronic stage of drug-seeking behavior. The person addicted to drugs is highly vulnerable to relapse and to a decreased ability to respond to a rewarding... Read more about Drug Addiction