Category: Addiction

Brain Pleasure Center and Opioid Addiction

Charlie in deep thought about Families and Addiction and Middle-Aged Suicide Researchers who study the brain and addiction have long been interested in the role of dopamine and, if possible, how drug therapies might help those with addiction recover. Dopamine is a neurotransmitter—a chemical that transmits information between neurons in the brain. Widely known for its role in creating pleasurable feelings, dopamine also “boosts mood, motivation, [...]
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Treatment for Alcohol and Opioid Addiction

Woman thinking about her Alcohol and Opioid Addiction treatment Alcohol and opioid addiction are a dangerous combination. Using alcohol while also taking opioids can cause deadly respiratory problems and has led to doctors in emergency rooms seeing more fatalities. [1] The combination can cause short-term effects such as mental confusion, nausea or vomiting, poor memory and concentration, anxiety, or a slow rate of breathing. [...]
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ADHD & Substance Abuse Vulnerability

Young Asian man working with ADHD Individuals with Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) typically have symptoms such as impulsivity, difficulty concentrating, and overactive temperaments. Practically, this means a person with ADHD may procrastinate, appear disorganized, have trouble staying on topic or on task, and be easily distracted. In addition to these symptoms, according to recent research published in the Journal of [...]
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Coronavirus and Addictions – 5 Tips to Cope Now

man Sitting at the window batteling Eating Disorders and Addiction As coronavirus quickly spreads around the world, it is understandable that many of us are feeling fearful and anxious. These are unprecedented times, and no one can accurately predict how the virus will impact our social, spiritual, and economic realities. However, that does not mean we are powerless or need to give in to fear. [...]
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