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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Is alcoholism the same as being an alcoholic? Substance abuse is a generic term for alcohol or drug abuse. Alcohol addiction usually refers to a physical dependence on…

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Similar to acupuncture, low-level laser therapy (or cold laser therapy) is a type of treatment that uses low-intensity light to stimulate certain points on the body. Fans say…

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Problem drinking that becomes severe is given the medical diagnosis of “alcohol use disorder” or AUD. AUD is a chronic relapsing brain disorder characterized by an impaired ability…

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If you experience any of the following side effects from using Nicorette® Lozenges, stop use and ask a doctor: Mouth problems occur. Persistent indigestion or severe sore throat…

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DSM–IV described two distinct disorders, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, with specific criteria for each. DSM–5 integrates the two DSM–IV disorders, alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence, into a…

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What should I eat when craving cigarettes? Spicy and sugary foods tend to make people crave cigarettes more. Nibble on low-calorie foods. Low-calorie foods such as carrot sticks,…

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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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Gum, mints, cinnamon sticks, and hard candy (butterscotch or cinnamon drops) can help when you feel a craving coming on. Many ex-smokers also claim that flavored toothpicks keep…

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According to the National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism, drinking is considered to be in the moderate or low-risk range for women at no more than three…

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