Alcohol Abuse

406, 2019

Addiction and Brain Chemistry

Addictions, it could be said, are all about finding something pleasurable and seeking to continue with that sense of pleasure even when it becomes self-destructive physically, financially, emotionally, mentally, socially, even spiritually.

 

In years past, when little was known about brain chemistry and genetics, it was thought that people with addictions were simply making bad choices […]

105, 2019

Addiction and Brain Chemistry

Addictions, it could be said, are all about finding something pleasurable and seeking to continue with that sense of pleasure even when it becomes self-destructive physically, financially, emotionally, mentally, socially, even spiritually.

 

In years past, when little was known about brain chemistry and genetics, it was thought that people with addictions were simply making bad choices […]

2504, 2019

Thoughts About The Disease Model for Addictions

The first person or people who described addiction as a disease, more than likely, never heard the end of it.

 
Thanks, But No Thanks
 

I imagine people for the rest of their lives ran up to them and confronted them with profound thanks for the life-saving explanation of addiction and for its forgiving stance on what it […]

1003, 2019

What’s New in the Treatment of Alcoholism

Addiction is a social term that is medically called Substance use disorder, which is considered to be a mental health condition. Alcohol dependence is one of the leading causes of preventable deaths in the world and seen as a major public health hazard. It is a serious condition with far-reaching personal, societal and public health […]

801, 2019

Contingency Management Therapy for Addiction Recovery

Contingency management therapy (CMT) is an approach that involves giving patients tangible rewards to reinforce positive behaviors such as abstinence. Studies have shown that incentive-based interventions are very effective in driving success in rehabilitation and recovery programs.

Voucher-based reinforcement (VBR)  is a type of CMT that also motivates substance abusers to get vacated and more functional […]

711, 2018

What is an Alcohol Abuser?

Drinking alcohol in excess or as a way to cope with stressors or avoid problems can lead to dependence and then addiction. Nearly 14 million people—more men than women—in the United States are dependent on alcohol or have alcohol problems.

Alcohol-use disorder or alcoholism is when alcohol use becomes excessive and leads to significant impairment or […]

410, 2018

Rehabilitation for Recurring Alcoholism

Introduction:

There are many patients who suffer from alcoholism and some of them continue to suffer from it despite repeated treatments. They are known as chronic relapsers. Their repeated attempts at rehabilitation with short-term benefit, if any, have led to coinage of the term, Revolving door syndrome. This can carry on for years and may lead […]

2006, 2018

The Neurological Effects of Excessive Alcohol Abuse

Alcohol is classified as a central nervous system depressant and results in issues similar to those caused by medications such as tranquilizers, barbiturates, and general anesthetics.
Cognitive changes associated with the intake of alcohol include:

Confusion
Loss of inhibition
Abnormal thinking
Poor decision-making

Individuals who use alcohol on a recreational basis tend to recover from these effects […]

1306, 2018

Withdrawal Symptoms of a Chronic Alcoholic

When an individual uses alcohol over a long period of time, the body becomes dependent on the substance which means that suddenly stopping the intake of alcohol can lead to the individual experiencing withdrawal symptoms.

If alcohol use is stopped abruptly, the affected individual can develop what is referred to as alcohol withdrawal syndrome and this […]

106, 2018

Know the Negative Effects of Addictive Substances to the Brain and Body

To start with, the definition of the word “addiction” is a fact or condition wherein a certain individual is addicted to a particular substance, activity, or thing. It is also a chronic, relapsing brain condition which is characterized by the compulsive seeking of drugs, alcohol, and other addictive substances. The brain does all the work […]

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