Substance Abuse


Stress and Alcohol Facts

How does stress influence drinking patterns? Research and populations surveys have shown that persons under stress, particularly chronic stress, tend to exhibit unhealthy behaviors. Stressed persons drink more alcohol, smoke more, and eat less nutritious foods than...

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Drug Abuse and Dependence

Definition Drug addiction (dependence) is compulsively using a substance, despite its negative and sometimes dangerous effects. Drug abuse is using a drug excessively, or for purposes for which it was not medically intended. A physical dependence on a substance...

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