Substance Abuse

Drug Abuse

Drug Abuse – Risk Factors Signs & Symptoms

Summary Drug abuse is the habitual misuse of a drug. This includes the use of illegal drugs, or the use of prescription medications for non-prescribed purposes. It can also include the use of substances such as nicotine and/or alcohol. Some people who abuse drugs become addicted. This involves the uncontrollable craving and misuse of drugs, …

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Detoxification

Detoxification – Also called: Detox, Withdrawal Therapy

Also called: Detox, Withdrawal Therapy Summary Detoxification is the process of removing a substance and/or its effects from patients who are addicted to the substance. It is not a distinct treatment in itself. Instead, it is the first step in the comprehensive treatment of patients with substance abuse. The overall goals of detoxification are for …

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Substance Abuse Treatment

Substance Abuse Treatment

Summary Substance abuse treatment is a type of behavior modification therapy designed to help people quit using alcohol, illegal drugs or prescription medications for non-prescribed purposes. Substance abuse is the habitual misuse of alcohol or drugs. Drug abuse may involve using illegal drugs or misusing prescription medications. There are several different types of substance abuse …

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