Drug and Alcohol Addiction: Understanding Psychological Dependence

As drug or alcohol abuse accelerates to addiction, certain elements of a person’s thought processes and behaviors change. Dependence is when a person becomes reliant on drugs or alcohol to function. Most typically this term is used in reference to physical and physiological effects accompanied by withdrawal. But an individual may also become dependent on a substance from a mental or emotional standpoint. This is referred to as psychological dependence.

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Like David and Goliath: Your Battle with Addiction

Towering over the Israelites and casting a long, dark shadow at nearly nine feet tall, Goliath was most certainly an imposing figure and a formidable foe. For forty days and forty nights, the Philistine giant brazenly taunted his enemies while clothed in full armor and challenged them to fight. With hollow taunts and spiteful insults, he stood against the men of Israel and cast fear in the many among him.

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Kratom use vs. Kratom abuse

Kratom addiction is a very real possibility for those who abuse it. We say “abuse“, but in the West, where Kratom has no established medical usage, any use of Mitragynia Speciosa, at least in the eyes of the great majority of the medical profession, is abuse. In South-East Asia, however, where Kratom has a long history as a treatment for diarrhea, opiate addiction and pain, abuse is seen as the excessive use of Kratom in order to benefit from its stimulant/euphoric effects.

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