Stimulant Use Disorder

Stimulant Use Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Stimulant use disorder is a disorder in which stimulants are used non-medically. In the DSM-5, a substance abuse disorder is defined as “a prolonged use of stimulants such as amphetamines, cocaine, or other psychostimulants leading to clinically significant impairment or distress of varying degrees.” Currently, the most commonly used psychoactive drugs are stimulants. The recent…

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Inhalant Use Disorder

Inhalant Use Disorder: Causes, Symptoms and Treatment

Inhalant use disorder occurs when people intentionally breathe in fumes from various substances in an attempt to become intoxicated. Individuals who use inhalants as recreational drugs frequently develop the disorder. Inhalants include a wide range of household products that contain volatile hydrocarbons, toxic gasses such as glue, paint thinner, white-out and various cleaners, hence the…

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