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The Addicted Brain: The Dopamine Effect

The Addicted Brain_Dopamine Effect

Substance Abuse’s Effect On Dopamine Every drug that leads to dependence has been shown to affect the brain’s dopamine system. With some drugs, such as stimulants like amphetamines and cocaine, there is a direct effect on dopamine production while others appear to affect it indirectly. In the case of alcohol, it does not increase dopamine […]

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The Neurological Science Behind Substance Abuse Addiction

Substance Abuse Addiction

Substance use and abuse starts when an individual likes the way a particular substance makes them feel. For some of us, it’s possible to enjoy a drink or use a drug and never become hooked. Others cross a distinct threshold and transition into addiction. A growing amount of research has shown that during this transitional […]

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Is Silicon Valley Addicted To “Smart” Drugs?

Smart Drugs-What Silicon Valley Is On

In the high-flying, fast-paced world of Silicon Valley, techies are pushing the limits each and every day to produce the latest innovation or obtain that next round of funding. With stakes so high, an increasing number of individuals in the technology sector are turning to smart drugs to gain a competitive edge and to maximize […]

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Binge Drinking In College: What You Need To Know

Binge Drinking

Although studies suggest underage drinking, including binge drinking, is on the decline, the fight to curb alcohol consumption among college students is far from finished. The same data that shows that underage binge drinking is down cannot confirm that the situation has gotten significantly better for college-aged Americans. In general, heavy alcohol consumption among college […]

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Healthy Recipe For Recovery: Easy Garlic Salmon & Asparagus In Foil

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Health In Recovery Healthy eating is important for all of us, but it’s especially crucial for recovering addicts who are building up their mental and physical energy. The right nutrients aid in healing the body and producing more feel-good chemicals in the brain. But not all foods are treated equal. So how can you choose […]

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Who Is Outpatient Treatment Best For? Revisited: 7 Questions To Ask Yourself

Outpatient Treatment

(Part One Here) When you are considering treatment for drug or alcohol addiction, one of the first considerations is whether you should choose inpatient care in an around-the-clock facility or an outpatient treatment program. Understanding The Difference Between Inpatient And Outpatient Treatment Before you can decide on the right option for addiction treatment for you, […]

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How Can Prescription Drug Abuse Easily Turn Into Heroin Abuse?

How Prescription Drug Abuse Can Easily Turn Into Heroin Abuse

People often assume that prescription pain relievers are safer than illicit drugs because they are legal and prescribed by a doctor. What they don’t realize is that these medications can be just as dangerous as illicit drugs. That’s why it’s important to recognize the dangers associated with prescription pain relievers and why you should always […]

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5 Ways A Drug Intervention Specialist Can Help Your Loved One

5 Ways A Professional Interventionist Can Help

Often, the hardest step for someone who suffers from alcohol or drug addiction is to admit he or she has a problem. You may be wondering how to approach the subject with your loved one without causing anger or resentment, and you may feel you lack the proper tools to adequately address the issue. If […]

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Will My Loved One Be Comfortable During Detox?

Comfortable Detox-Pain Medication Detox Programs

One of the first questions that loved ones ask when deciding on a treatment center is if their family member will be kept comfortable during detox. Even if you don’t know a lot about the detoxification process, you’ve probably heard a thing or two about how uncomfortable it can be. Each drug has different withdrawal […]

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