Genetics are 50 percent of the underlying reason for alcohol use disorder. If a person is predisposed to metabolize alcohol in such a way that the pleasurable effects…

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DSM-5 criteria are as follows: A maladaptive pattern of substance use leading to clinically significant impairment or distress, as manifested by 2 or more of the following, occurring…

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The current edition, DSM-5, classifies alcoholism, now referred to as Alcohol Use Disorder (AUD) or Substance Use Disorder (SUD), as a mental disorder presenting both physical and mental…

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It’s not necessary to criticize someone for smoking in the same breath that you ask them not to smoke around you. You also don’t need to offer an…

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Pharmacological quit aids have been shown to lessen mood changes. Nicotine replacement therapy (NRT) has been shown to reduce cravings and withdrawal symptoms and as a consequence enables…

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Mood changes are common after quitting smoking. You might be irritable, restless, or feel down or blue. If you have these feelings after quitting smoking, there are things…

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We all know that quitting smoking improves physical health. But it’s also proven to boost your mental health and wellbeing: it can improve mood and help relieve stress,…

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When people stop smoking, studies show: anxiety, depression and stress levels are lower. quality of life and positive mood improve. the dosage of some medicines used to treat…

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Is alcohol use disorder a disease? Alcohol use disorder (AUD) is a medical condition characterized by an impaired ability to stop or control alcohol use despite adverse social,…

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Alcohol-related liver disease (ARLD) is caused by drinking too much alcohol. The more you drink above the recommended limits, the higher your risk of developing ARLD. There are…

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