Brain Alterations in Addiction—Addiction as a Brain Disease

Brain Alterations in Addiction—Addiction as a Brain Disease Brain alterations in addiction are the reason addictive substances are appealing in the first place. Without alteration in how the brain works, intoxication would have no appeal. Brain alterations are also the reason we become addicted and can have such a struggle when we want to overcome our addictions. [...]

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Harm Reduction Philosophy for Addiction Intervention

Harm Reduction Philosophy for Addiction Intervention The harm reduction philosophy of intervening in addiction is one of the most historically controversial approaches to addiction intervention we have. The issue inevitably mobilizes people into assuming strong positions, with staunch critics and dedicated advocates on each side of the controversy. Each polarized group has its own unique [...]

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Baby Boomers and Addiction – Why it’s Happening

Baby Boomers and Addiction – Why it’s Happening   You would think that Baby Boomers and addiction are something of the past, right? These are the folks who have raised their kids. They’re retiring, or have started their new “retirement” businesses. This group of people made it all happen their way – or no way [...]

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Is Society Prone To Different Types of Addiction?

Is Society Prone To Different Types of Addiction? We tend to use the word addiction very liberally and there are many types of addiction. Sometimes, according to many people, it seems as if everything under the sun is addictive. We’ve been judged as being addicted to TV shows, musicals, cats, travel, food, social media, toxic exes, [...]

By | July 16th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Is Society Prone To Different Types of Addiction?

Drug Addiction Recovery: How to Refer to Addicts

Drug Addiction Recovery: How to Refer to Addicts  When it comes to drug addiction recovery, words matter. How do you think people refer to you? What about people who don’t know you? How does this question make you feel? Well, it is a topic that hits home for many people. This reflects your image in [...]

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Illicit Drug Use, Opioids, and the Black Market – Will We Ever get a Handle On It?

Illicit Drug Use, Opioids, and the Black Market – Will We Ever get a Handle On It?   Illicit drug use has always had its place in society. People like to dull their pain, liven up a boring night, and cut loose a little. It seems to be that using substances has resided in the [...]

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Should Everyone on Medicaid be tested for Drug Abuse? How Far should we go?

Should Everyone on Medicaid be tested for Drug Abuse? How Far should we go?   Drug abuse in the United States is a serious problem. For those who receive welfare, testing for drug use is becoming a real concern, especially if they do have a history of substance use, and worse, an addiction that they’re [...]

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Missouri Sued Due to Psychotropic Drugs for Foster Care Kids

Missouri Sued Due to Psychotropic Drugs for Foster Care Kids       Most people associated with drug addiction, and especially teen addiction, feel that it is evil. But for all the evil that we associate drugs with, there is a surprising aspect about them that we are completely fine with. This is the area of psychiatric medication. [...]

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DEA Releases Report For Slang Code Names for Drugs

DEA Releases Report For Slang Code Names for Drugs Surely you’ve heard about the war on drugs, as everything from alcohol, prescription pills, heroin, and cocaine addiction seems to be running rampant. You can’t watch the news for very long before you hear something about a drug bust, arrest for driving under the influence, or [...]

By | July 4th, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on DEA Releases Report For Slang Code Names for Drugs

Do Those With ADHD Start Using Cocaine At Early Age?

Do Those with ADHD Start Using Cocaine at Early Age? Have you thought about your brain lately? Do you ever just sit around and ponder the function of the brain? My guess is that you spend very little time actually thinking about one of the most important organs in your body – the brain! The [...]

By | July 2nd, 2017|Addiction, Blog|Comments Off on Do Those With ADHD Start Using Cocaine At Early Age?