Alcohol Addiction: Signs, Complications, and Recovery

It is important that as you try to help your loved one, you find a way to take care of yourself as well. It may help to seek support from others, including friends, family, community, and support groups. If you are developing your own symptoms of depression or anxiety, think about seeking professional help for… Continue reading Alcohol Addiction: Signs, Complications, and Recovery

Wet Brain and Alcoholism Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

In this case, Wernicke syndrome is the initial, acute, shorter phase with more serious symptoms. Korsakoff syndrome then indicates a chronic and long-lasting disorder. The best way to find out if you have wet brain or Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome is to see a doctor. Your doctor can provide an accurate diagnosis and help you find treatment… Continue reading Wet Brain and Alcoholism Wernicke-Korsakoff Syndrome

Opioids: Understanding Addiction Versus Dependence

The problem, we argue, is caused by confusingly-worded International Classification of Diseases (ICD)-9 and ICD-10 codes, which reflect a general misunderstanding of the difference between addiction and physiologic dependence. When addiction is related to drugs or alcohol, the condition is also called a substance use disorder. It could include prescription drugs, over-the-counter products, street drugs,… Continue reading Opioids: Understanding Addiction Versus Dependence

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