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ADDICTION: A TO Z

Addiction is a progressive and highly destructive disease that affects nearly 1 in every 4 Americans, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. When it comes to addiction, it is important to learn how it affects not only the user, but their family, friends, and coworkers.

Use the arrows below to scroll through our dictionary to learn more about the various types of addiction and their causes.

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ALCOHOL USE DISORDER

An alcohol use disorder, or AUD, is associated with a pattern of alcohol misuse that leads to distress or illness. The constant craving for alcohol is a part of a doctor’s diagnosis of AUD.

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COLLEGE STUDENTS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

During the past decade, the use of alcohol and drugs in college students has become more prevalent. Nearly 1 in 4 college students meet the medical criteria for forming some type of chemical dependency.

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DOMESTIC VIOLENCE

Domestic violence is defined as the intentional physical, emotional or sexual harm inflicted on one member of a household by another.

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DRUG ADDICTION

A drug addiction is a dependence on a legal or illegal substance. Depending on the substance being abused by a person, the effects of that substance could cause harm and death.

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DUAL DIAGNOSIS

When it comes to addiction, mental illnesses oftentimes go hand in hand. Sometimes, those suffering from addiction may develop mental health issues.

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EATING DISORDERS

Eating disorders encompass a wide range of different neurological impairments known more commonly as anorexia nervosa, bulimia nervosa, and binge-eating disorders.

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LGBTQ+ COMMUNITY AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

Due to a large number of hate crimes, the LGBTQ+ community is becoming one of the largest demographics affected by alcohol and drug addiction.

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SEX ADDICTION

When it comes to sex addiction, there is often a certain taboo attached to it by many who are unaware of how it works. Many people often confuse sex addiction with porn addiction. However, these are two very different disorders.

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE AND PREGNANCY

Pregnancy and addiction bring on a host of challenges for the mother, but her exposed baby can experience the effects of alcohol and drug exposure long after he or she has entered the world.

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TEEN AND YOUNG ADULT SUBSTANCE ABUSE

With the rising opioid epidemic in the United States, reported cases of teenagers and young adults becoming addicted to painkillers, heroin, and synthetic opioids are on the rise.

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VETERANS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE

According to the US Department of Veterans Affairs, there is an increasing number of soldiers returning from oversees that develop a problem with alcohol and drugs.

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WORKPLACE DRUG ABUSE

Alcohol and drug abuse has been rising dramatically in the United States, and according to the CDC, it is expected to only increase. This number correlates directly to the growing number of workplace abuse issues.

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SUBSTANCE ABUSE CAREERS

Due to the worsening addiction issues currently plaguing the country, the need for addiction professionals is rapidly growing. According to the CDC, the demand for these professionals will continue to grow over the next decade.

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ADDICTION INTERVENTION

People struggling with substance abuse aren’t always fully aware of the severity of their addictions; instead, they’re caught in a state of denial and delusion to justify their habits.

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LIFE AFTER TREATMENT

After treatment, maintaining long-term sobriety can seem challenging and overwhelming. However, with group counseling, therapy, a 12 step program and a rock solid foundation, the transition from an active to a recovering addict can be made less intimidating.

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DRUG CRISIS

In situations where an addicted individual and their families need urgent help, they can turn to a quality drug crisis treatment program.

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RELAPSE PREVENTION

With the growing number of addiction cases reported and the prevalence of substances on our streets, prevention is vital to ensuring a successful transition from addiction and preventing relapse.

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PHASES OF DETOX

Detox is the first step in treatment and one of the most important phases of recovery. Many inpatient or outpatient centers offer alcohol and drug detoxification at a separate facility.

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FAITH-BASED RECOVERY

Faith-based recovery is designed to incorporate and instill Christian values during the treatment process. By joining religion with recovery, you can become more spiritually aware of how to detach from a substance.

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