Drug 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 […]

2903, 2019

Insights Into Mechanism of Addiction

Addiction can be defined as a state in which an individual engages in compulsive behavior craving for a particular substance or action. The craving leads to reinforcement of the behavior and there is a loss of control over one’s impulse to seek and consume the focus of addiction.

 

People start taking drugs for various reasons – […]

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 […]

2811, 2018

How To Tell If Someone Is Sniffing Cocaine

Cocaine use disorder is a serious health issue. If you suspect cocaine abuse by someone you care about, here is how you can find out:

 

Tell-tale findings

First of all, you may find curled up dollar bills lying around. This is because cocaine is done primarily by snorting up the nose, and users do it with the […]

1211, 2018

Heroin Addiction

Heroin is an extremely addictive and commonly abused opioid. People from all socioeconomic classes abuse heroin. The National Survey on Drug Use and Health indicates that nearly 5.1 million people used heroin in 2015. Heroin abuse is a disorder of epidemic proportions. The greatest increase in heroin use between 2001 and 2013 occurred in white […]

3108, 2018

Which Rehabilitation Approach Is Best For You?

Addiction is not just one disease, it is many diseases. Different drugs cause different addictions and each individual has a different relationship with that substance and a different reason they fell under its spell. You wouldn’t treat two completely different infections with the same antibiotic – one might be resistance to that treatment – and […]

2208, 2018

The Truth About Drug Addiction Disease

Drug addiction might not seem like a medical disease – but it is internationally recognized by major health organization such as the Center for disease control and the United Nations World Health Organisation as a serious and dangerous disease. In fact, the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime estimate that is 1 in 20 […]

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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