Use, Abuse, and Dependence: What’s the Difference?

Use, Abuse, and Dependence: What's the Difference?

Use, abuse, and dependence — you’ve heard these word before in the context of alcohol addiction or drug addiction. What’s the difference? Use A drug user and alcohol user could be defined as an individual who drinks occasionally or has tried a drug. On holidays, very special occasions, large celebrations, or less then two times … Read more



Alcohol addiction and drug addiction are the compulsive and repeated use of a substance, despite the consequences of using. One can be addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, food, gambling, the internet, or anything else that can have a negative consequence due to over-indulgence and abuse. Addiction is also classified as a progressive disease. This means … Read more

Intervention FAQs


Intervention FAQs cover some of the most common questions that families often ask about an intervention, whether it is for drug, alcohol, or substance addiction. Will an intervention make things worse? Absolutely not. Doing nothing will make things worse. Many people wait until the individual hits rock bottom. What if that rock bottom is bodily … Read more

Six Most Common Signs of Alcohol Addiction

If you want to succeed in your battle against alcoholism, you need to have enough knowledge about the warning signs of alcoholism. Once you have become familiar with its early signs and symptoms, you can treat alcohol abuse at an early stage and prevent yourself from the serious consequences of alcohol dependence. There is nothing … Read more

Methadone Addiction

Methadone was originally marketed as ‘Dolophine’ and was used as an analgesic or intended for the treatment of severe pain. Methadone today is primarily used for the treatment of narcotic dependence. Methadone’s effects last longer than those of morphine-based drugs. The effect of Methadone can last up to 24 hours, in that way permitting administration … Read more

Demerol Addiction

Demerol, an opium derivative, is a narcotic analgesic with effects similar to morphine. Demerol is an extensively prescribed drug and an effective painkiller. Why Is Demerol So Addicting Demerol contains an addictive property that leads to users and abusers that may develop a tolerance to the drug. This will lead to Demerol addiction to the … Read more

Ritalin Addiction

Ritalin is a central nervous system (CNS) stimulant. It has effects comparable to, but more powerful than, caffeine and less potent than amphetamines. What Does Ritalin Do? The way Ritalin works in an abuser is not totally understood. What is acknowledged about how Ritalin “works” is that it produces malfunctions in the brain to a … Read more

Codeine Addiction

Codeine (also known as methylmorphine) is an opiate used for its antitussive, antidiarrheal, and analgesic properties. Without a doubt, Codeine is a major and currently the most widely used opiate in the world with very high liability for addiction. In addition, it is in generally the most frequently used drug as according to numerous sources … Read more