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The Signs of Substance Use Disorder

Public health specialists, doctors, and experts divide addictive substances into two broad categories when discussing the signs of substance use disorder. These categories include drugs (including prescription medications) and alcohol. The core signs of addiction for all of these substances are essentially the same. They define the presence of a diagnosable condition called substance use…

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Five Myths About Cocaine Addiction

Cocaine, undisputedly, is one of the most addictive street drugs and is derived from the coca plant. Nearly 25 million Americans report using cocaine at least once. This illustrates the addictive power of cocaine. While cocaine is of the most commonly abused drugs, the myths about cocaine abuse vary. It is important to be aware…