Category: Drug Addiction

Understanding the Risk of Synthetic Opioids Like Fentanyl

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. People may use the terms opioids and opiates interchangeably, but they actually refer...

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Are CBT and DBT Effective For Addiction Treatment?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. Cognitive Behavioral Therapy (CBT) and Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT) are types...

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Can You Overcome Addiction If It’s Genetic?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. According to the American Psychological Association (APA), about half of a person’s...

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What is Withdrawal? When Does It Occur?

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. Withdrawal is the physical and mental process that someone with a substance abuse...

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What Role Does Family Therapy Play in Addiction Recovery?

Addiction doesn’t only affect the individual abusing drugs or alcohol. Substance abuse affects a person’s entire family and all who...

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Understanding the Stages of Addiction

Medically Reviewed by Dr. Mohammed Saeed, MD. The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as “a treatable,...

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