signs you may be addicted to opioids

So check it out: Addiction is recognized as a disease, but the official diagnosis is called a “substance use disorder.” According to the U.S. Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration, “Substance use disorders occur when the recurrent use of alcohol and/or drugs causes clinically significant impairment, including health problems, disability, and failure to meet…

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On its surface, the definition of substance abuse seems fairly straightforward: “Overindulgence in or dependence on an addictive substance, especially alcohol or drugs.” When it comes to a self-diagnosis, however, there’s a lot of prevarication. The idea of dependence on a drug, to the point of abuse, is terrifying — because acknowledging the problem means…

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