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What is Psychological Dependence

Addiction isn’t a straightforward disease. In most cases, individuals have a physical dependence, but there are also psychological components at play. So, what is psychological dependence? Delve deeper into the science of a psychological dependence as well as how to overcome that dependence in addiction treatment. What is Psychological Dependence? Some individuals genuinely believe that…

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Living With an Alcoholic

Living with an alcoholic isn’t easy. Spouses sometimes end up suffering emotional or even physical trauma as a direct result. What people don’t know is that they often enable their loved ones to continue the alcoholic lifestyle. In some cases, people must help themselves before they can get help for loved ones who suffer from…

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Addiction vs Dependence: What’s the Difference?

People often use drug addiction and dependence interchangeably. However, there’s a difference between these two conditions. Knowing the difference between addiction vs dependence is important when people seek treatment. While some rehab centers offer treatment for both, some only treat one or the other. Addiction vs Dependence Knowing the difference between addiction and dependence is…

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Is Alcohol Addictive?

Many people don’t know that alcohol is addictive. When they learn that it is, they often ask, “Why is alcohol addictive?” Using new technology, researchers studied the brain on a level that wasn’t previously possible. With new brain images, they’ve found the reason why alcohol is addictive. Why Is Alcohol Addictive? Most people already know…