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Addict

DrugWise

An addict is a drug user whose use causes them serious physical, social or psychological problems. However those caring for people whose drug use is out of control prefer to talk of problem drug users rather than addicts – or worse, junkies -because ...

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Addiction

DrugWise

An addict is a drug user whose use causes them serious physical, social or psychological problems. However those caring for people whose drug use is out of control prefer to talk of problem drug users rather than addicts – or worse, junkies -because ...

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Addictions

the NHS website

Addiction is a strong, uncontrollable need to take drugs, drink alcohol or carry out a particular activity such as gambling. It becomes the most important thing in your life and leads to problems at home, work and school.

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Addictive personality

DrugWise

An addictive personality suggests that some people will inevitably become dependent on drugs or something else because of a personality trait which could be genetic. However, although some people stay away from drugs because they feel themselves to b...

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Alcohol (lifestyle)

the NHS website

Website that provides a range of helpful links related to the alcohol addiction.

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Alcohol Detoxification

Patient UK

Detoxification is an option if you are alcohol-dependent. Detoxification or 'detox' involves taking a short course of a medicine which helps to prevent withdrawal symptoms when you stop drinking alcohol.

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Alcohol misuse

the NHS website

Alcohol misuse means drinking excessively - more than the recommended limits of alcohol consumption. This can lead to a number of harmful physical and psychological effects, such as alcohol poisoning, cirrhosis of the liver, inability to work and so...

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Alcoholism and Problem Drinking

Patient UK

Alcoholism is a word which many people use to mean alcohol dependence (alcohol addiction). Some people are problem drinkers without being dependent on alcohol. If you are alcohol-dependent then detoxification ('detox') can help you to stop drinking.

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Anabolic steroid misuse

the NHS website

Anabolic steroids are prescription-only medicines that are sometimes taken illegally to increase muscle mass and improve athletic performance. If used in this way, they can cause serious side effects and addiction. Anabolic steroids are manuf...

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Craving

DrugWise

Craving is usually associated with a craving for cigarettes and drugs such as cocaine or heroin, but can also be a craving for food, a loved one or even a place or ritual. In many instances, a craving for a drug can be enforced by a phys...

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Drug misuse

the NHS website

Website that contains a range of helpful links related to the drug misuse.

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Drugs of Abuse

Lab Tests Online UK

Also Known As: Drug Screen; Drug Test; Substance Abuse Testing; Toxicology Screen; Tox Screen; Sports Doping Tests To detect or exclude the presence of commonly abused and/or illegal drugs. This may be carried out for a number of reas...

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Drugwise (website)

DrugWise

Website for the UK's leading independent centre of expertise on drugs.Providing quality drug information, promote effective responses to drug taking, undertake research at local, national and international levels, advise on policy-making, encourage i...

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Find alcohol addiction support

the NHS website

Website that allows to search for the support services for alcohol addiction.

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FRANK (website)

Department of Health and Social Care

The Frank website gives details of the helpline and e-mail facilities that are aimed at young people who use drugs and their parents. It also contains a A-Z of drug information, an online parents quiz, free printed information and a search fac...

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Overcoming addiction

the NHS website

If you have an addiction, you're not alone. An estimated 2 million people in the UK are fighting an addiction. - Alcohol support - Drugs: getting help - Gambling addiction - Sex addiction and love addiction - Quit s...

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Recommended safe limits of alcohol

Patient UK

The Department of Health recommends that men should not regularly drink more than 3-4 units of alcohol a day and women should not regularly drink more than 2-3 units a day. See your doctor or practice nurse if you are drinking above the recommended...

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