Substance Use Disorder: Substance Use Disorder: How to Recognize and Treat It (Paperback)

Substance Use Disorder: Substance Use Disorder: How to Recognize and Treat It By Christopher Jeffrey Cover Image

Substance Use Disorder: Substance Use Disorder: How to Recognize and Treat It (Paperback)

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WHAT IS SUBSTANCE USE DISORDER?
Substance use disorder (SUD) is a mental health condition in which a person has a problematic pattern of substance use that causes distress and/or impairs their life.

SUD exists on a spectrum and may be mild, moderate or severe. It typically involves an overpowering desire to use the substance, increased tolerance to the substance and/or withdrawal symptoms when you stop taking the substance.
Substance use disorder can significantly impact your health, relationships and overall quality of life.

WHAT ARE SUBSTANCES?
Substances are drugs that have addiction potential. They can be prescription drugs or non-medical drugs and include:

WHAT IS ALCOHOL USE DISORDER?
Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition involving frequent or heavy alcohol use. People with alcohol use disorder can't stop drinking, even when it causes problems, emotional distress or physical harm to themselves or others.

Is alcohol use disorder a disease?
Alcohol use disorder is a medical condition. It's a disease of brain function and requires medical and psychological treatments to control it.

Alcohol use disorder can be mild, moderate or severe. It can develop quickly or over a long period of time. It's also called alcohol dependence, alcohol addiction or alcohol abuse.

How common is alcohol use disorder?
About 14.5 million Americans 12 years or older have an alcohol use disorder.

How can drinking too much affect me?
Drinking too much alcohol can damage your health. It's associated with:

Brain damage, including dementia.
Despair, depression and suicide.
Cancers of the breast, liver, colon and mouth.
Fetal alcohol syndrome (if exposed to alcohol before birth).
Accidents (like falls or burns) and injuries (like fractures or drowning).
Liver problems, such as cirrhosis, hepatitis and fatty liver.
Blackouts, assaults, DUIs and even homicide.
Frequent or heavy drinking can also lead to personal problems, such as trouble with:

Money.
Personal relationships.
Work.
Product Details ISBN: 9798851171123
Publisher: Independently Published
Publication Date: July 5th, 2023
Pages: 140
Language: English