Jonathan Avery Contributor

Dr. Avery is the director of Addiction Psychiatry at Weill Cornell Medicine and NewYork-Presbyterian Hospital.

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Symptoms of Alcohol Withdrawal (and Why Recovery Is Worth It)

Withdrawal is why things might get worse before they get better.

Treatment for Alcohol Use Disorder: What Works?

“Be open and honest about it. Talk about it with your healthcare providers.”

Early Warning Signs of Alcohol Use Disorder

Intervening early has many benefits and could save a life.

What Is Alcohol Use Disorder?

Your brain becomes “wired” to drink.

Warning Signs of an Opioid Overdose—and What to Do

“Even those that are experimenting are at risk for accidentally overdosing.”

How Opioid Use Disorder Is Treated Today

“The great thing about these meds is that their outcomes are really positive.”

Symptoms of Opioid Use Disorder: What to Look Out For

This disease rewires the brain + causes some obvious behavior changes.

Understanding Addiction: What Is Opioid Use Disorder?

This illness affects an estimated 1.7 million people in the U.S.

Substance Use Disorder vs. Misuse: What’s the Difference?

When does substance misuse cross the line into a disorder?