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Addiction

​Addiction refers to the problematic use of a substance. The harms of substance use can range from mild (e.g., feeling hungover, being late for work) to severe (e.g., homelessness, disease). Treatment options for addiction include self-help, counselling, medications and withdrawal management.

About Addiction

Anti-anxiety Medications (Benzodiazepines)

Anti-anxiety medications help reduce the symptoms of anxiety, such as panic attacks or extreme fear and worry. The most common anti-anxiety medications are called benzodiazepines.

About Anti-anxiety Medications (Benzodiazepines)

Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine is an opioid medication used to treat pain and opioid addiction.

About Buprenorphine

Methadone

​Methadone is a opioid drug that is often used to treat addiction to other opioids, such as heroin, oxycodone or fentanyl.​

About Methadone

Nicotine dependence

​Nicotine dependence is an addiction to tobacco products caused by the drug nicotine. It involves physical and psychological factors that make it difficult to stop using tobacco.

About Nicotine dependence
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