Drinking addiction: Psychological or physical?

For example, an adolescent may impulsively take a first drink, smoke a cigarette, begin experimenting with marijuana, or succumb to peer pressure to try a party drug. If the experience is pleasurable, this feeling positively reinforces the substance use, making the person more likely to take the substance again. You’re probably dealing with both a […]

Drinking After a Workout: What to Know about Alcohol After Exercise

People who drink diet soft drinks regularly and often are more likely to develop certain metabolic conditions (such as diabetes and heart disease) than those who don’t drink diet soft drinks. However, people taking part in competitive team sports or other exercises of varying intensity can have EAC as well. There are several risk factors […]

Cocaine Addiction: Definition, Symptoms, Causes, Treatment

Even if you stop using it for a long time, you could still have cravings for the drug. Cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) is a popular method for treating people with addictions. Cognitive behavioral therapists teach patients to recognize harmful thoughts about themselves – thoughts that might serve as triggers for a relapse – and situations […]