The Signs of Substance Use Disorder

Public health specialists, doctors and experts divide addictive substances into two broad categories: drugs (including prescription medications) and alcohol. The core signs of addiction to all of these substances are essentially the same and define the presence of a diagnosable condition called substance use disorder. The primary difference in any case of this disorder depends…

Lesbian, Bisexual Women More Likely to Drink to Excess—But Not to Become Alcoholic

A new British study confirms that problem drinking is more common among lesbian and bisexual women than among their heterosexual counterparts. But confounding all expectations, the same research project also discovered that women’s rates of alcoholism are relatively unaffected by sexual preference. In other words, even though lesbian and bisexual women drink more, they don’t…