a woman at a bar showing physical dependence symptoms

The Difference between Physical Dependence and Addiction

Physical dependence, or drug dependence, happens when an individual needs one or more drugs to function in everyday life. The American Psychiatric Association (APA) used to differentiate between abuse and dependence. Experts considered abuse to be the early phase of drug use that led to physical dependence. Many people view dependency as a more severe problem than abuse. Now…

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The Dangers of Mixing Xanax and Alcohol

Scientists make Xanax out of alprazolam. Doctors prescribe this drug as an alternative to Valium. Unfortunately, some people use Xanax and alcohol together to achieve a heightened sense of relaxation or euphoria. Once someone has an addiction to these substances, the right rehab can help with their recovery journey. What Is Xanax? Doctors use Xanax…

Understanding the Difference Between Cbt Vs Dbt

Understanding the Difference Between CBT Vs DBT

Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) and dialectical behavior therapy (DBT) are two types of psychotherapy. While psychologists use them in many kinds of programs, these therapies are especially popular for treating addictions and substance abuse problems. Before starting treatment, clients can learn more about CBT vs DBT. What Is CBT? When someone decides to learn more…

a woman staring thinking about The Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

The Negative Symptoms of Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia is a mental condition that can have a significant impact on the individual’s personal life, relationships and career. When someone has this condition, they may experience different positive and negative symptoms of schizophrenia. By looking at the individual’s overall symptoms, doctors can diagnose the kind of mental disorder they have and choose the right…