No, not everyone who uses a drug is or becomes addicted. Test how much you know about the common misconceptions and newly discovered answers and treatments about substance use and dependency.
It's a range of substance abuse and dependence conditions of increasing severity, from risky usage to addiction.
It takes higher doses to achieve the same effects after you've used a drug repeatedly.
Dependence is when the body develops a physical need for the substance, and stopping leads to physiological withdrawal symptoms.
Although they may be used interchangeably sometimes, addiction is a chemical rather than physical dependency.
All of these are signs of a substance abuse problem.
About 20.2 million (8.4 percent) of American adults in 2014 were living with a substance use disorder.
Of the 20.2 million adults with a substance use disorder, 7.9 million people had both.
All of these are factors that may increase your risk of developing substance use disorder
Addiction cravings feel like survival urges for food and water.
According to the National Institute on Drug Abuse, although the role it plays in crashes is often unclear, marijuana is the second most common drug found in blood samples of drivers involved in accidents.
Addiction, experimentation and steady use are stages of substance abuse, but awareness is not.
Awareness and consideration are two of the five stages of recovery. Confusion is a possible symptom of substance abuse.
NIDA classifies addiction as a chronic, relapsing brain disease.
Contrary to NIDA, some neuroscientists argue it comes down to willpower.
Substance abuse may put your relationships, job, responsibilities and health at risk, but according to the stages of substance use disorder, you haven't yet developed a tolerance.
Addiction is 24/7, not a weekends-only condition.
Yes, sometimes dependence is referred to as addiction, because the body has developed a need for the substance.
Abusing stimulants, such as cocaine and amphetamines, can cause dilated pupils, irritability and hyperactivity.
Misusing depressants, such as Xanax, Valium and GHB, causes contracted pupils, clumsiness and drunklike symptoms.
Prolonged exposure to a drug alters the brain, which is what makes it hard to quit without help.
Prescription and over-the-counter medications are the most commonly abused substances among Americans age 14 and older.
More than 100 cough and cold meds contain DXM, which can cause euphoria and hallucinations when taken in large doses.
More than 50 percent of people get their prescription drugs for nonmedical use free from friends and family.
About three in 10 Americans surveyed believe it's not possible.
Preliminary research indicates the amount of serotonin in your body plays a role in determining if you'll develop a substance use disorder.
A person needs to exhibit or meet two of the established criteria within a year to be diagnosed with this substance use disorder.
If you are able to drink several drinks in a short span of time and still function, you have a problem.
They interfere with the brain's reward center and its ability to regulate pain perception.
Yes, if not having it interferes with your daily life.
Depending on the type, dosage and length of time used, it's typically one to 14 days.