man showing signs of psychological dependence

What Is Psychological Dependence?

When people talk about the negative impacts of substance abuse, much of the discussion centers on addiction and physical dependence problems. But psychological dependence is another major factor involved in excessive drinking or drug use. Though physical and psychological dependence is interrelated, they are not the same thing. Abuse of drugs or alcohol leads to…

what is the difference between outpatient and intensive outpatient

What is the Difference Between Outpatient and Intensive Outpatient Programs?

When you read about the addiction treatment levels of care, you may notice that there is both outpatient and intensive outpatient. You might wonder: what is the difference between the two? Both outpatient and intensive outpatient programs are part-time, meaning you live at home or in sober living while receiving treatment, rather than in the…