An AUD, or alcohol use disorder, is a term defined in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5) to describe a person struggling with alcohol addiction. Aside from AUD, you may have heard many terms to describe an unhealthy relationship with alcohol: alcoholism, alcohol abuse, … [Read more...] aboutAlcohol Use Disorder (AUD) vs. Alcoholism
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Cocaine is a highly addictive and illegal drug. It is sold in the form of a fine, white, crystalline powder. On the street, it goes by many slang terms, including blow, coke, rock, snow, and toot. A stimulant, cocaine directly affects the brain. It grew increasingly popular during the 1980s and … [Read more...] aboutDrug Education: A Course on Cocaine
According to a recent CNN news report, alcohol poisoning is responsible for roughly six deaths per day, which means every four hours someone dies from drinking too much. In one year, approximately 2,221 people in the U.S. will die from what the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) call … [Read more...] aboutIs Alcohol Poisoning Real?
Did you know? In 2012, 23.1 million persons aged 12 or older needed treatment for an illicit drug or alcohol use problem. (2012 National Survey on Drug Use and Health) In it’s latest National Survey on Drug Use and Health report, the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, … [Read more...] aboutWhat Is A Substance Abuse Professional?