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What is Psychological Dependence?

All psychoactive substances, such as alcohol, marijuana, and opiates, have the potential to cause both physical and psychological addiction. But what is psychological dependence? Psychological dependence requires treatment but does not result in your body developing a physical dependency on your substance of choice. Both physical and psychological dependencies can cause withdrawal symptoms and require…

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Alcohol Awareness Month

April is Alcohol Awareness Month. This day was established in 1987 by the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependence to encourage people within communities to support others and reduce the stigma that is associated with addiction. Alcohol use disorder can be fatal if it goes untreated. However, recovery is possible with intervention, focused treatment,…