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  1. Buprenorphine for Drug Dependence

    Drug details for Buprenorphine for drug dependence.

  2. Acamprosate for Alcohol Abuse and Dependence

    Drug details for Acamprosate for alcohol abuse and dependence.

  3. Alcohol Problems: Helping Someone Get Treatment

    Helping a person to stop drinking can:Reduce possible health problems and injuries caused by alcohol use.Ease family conflicts or other relationship problems.Reduce legal problems caused by alcohol abuse or dependence. What resources are available to help you get treatment for a person who has an alcohol use problem? Why do I need to help a person who denies having a problem? How can I help a ...

  4. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Treatment Overview

    Your success in treatment for alcohol abuse and dependence is strongly linked to admitting that you have a problem and your desire to stop drinking. Supportive treatments, such as counseling, won't be successful if you continue to drink.Treatment also depends on whether you are physically dependent on alcohol. Most people with alcohol problems need to completely stop drinking. Treatment first ...

  5. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Recovery

    If your family or friends are concerned about your alcohol use, you might have a problem that you haven't admitted yet. One of the earliest signs of an alcohol use problem is blackouts-not being able to recall events during the time you were drinking, even though you remained awake. If you have blackouts, you might have a serious problem. If this is the case, you need immediate treatment for ...

  6. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Topic Overview

    Alcoholism and alcohol dependence and abuse can be devastating. Alcohol abuse means having unhealthy or dangerous drinking habits, such as drinking every day or drinking too much at a time.

  7. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - What Happens

    Alcohol abuse or dependence can develop very quickly or gradually over your lifetime. In the beginning, your drinking might not appear to be any different from the way other people drink. Some people drink only occasionally but drink a lot (binge drinkers), which can lead to alcohol abuse. Over time, your drinking might become a way for you to feel normal or to cope with life's problems.People ...

  8. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - What Increases Your Risk

    You are more at risk for developing alcohol abuse and dependence if you:2, 3Have a family history-this includes a genetic link-of alcohol abuse and were exposed to alcohol in your home as you grew up.Use alcohol at an early age. The younger you are when you first drink alcohol, the higher your risk of developing alcohol use problems later as an adult.Are male. For every woman who develops alcohol

  9. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Frequently Asked Questions

    Learning about alcohol abuse and dependence: What is the difference between alcohol abuse and alcohol dependence? What is the cause? What are the symptoms? What should I know about alcohol? Do older adults have problems with alcohol? What about alcohol abuse and the military? What happens if someone has a mental health problem and an alcohol problem? Being diagnosed: Do I have a drinking problem? ...

  10. Alcohol Abuse and Dependence - Exams and Tests

    Your doctor can diagnose alcohol use problems by asking about your medical history and doing a physical exam. Your doctor might do other tests to detect the amount of alcohol in your blood and any damage to your body caused by alcohol.You might be given a mental health assessment to determine whether you have other conditions (such as depression or social anxiety disorder) that commonly occur ...

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