The Importance of Family Therapy After Addiction Treatment

As an individual approaches the end of drug recovery, he or she can now see a glimmer of light where there was once only darkness. At the same time, family members  are overwhelmed with a number of feelings. They are so grateful that they found help for their loved one, and that the loved one is … Continue reading The Importance of Family Therapy After Addiction Treatment

Helping Family Members Admit to a Loved One’s Addiction

The complexity of substance abuse and addiction impacts not only the life of the individual misusing a substance, but also the lives of family members, friends and many others. According to the National Institutes of Health (NIH), drug or alcohol abuse changes the dynamics of a family and strains relationships to the point that each … Continue reading Helping Family Members Admit to a Loved One’s Addiction

Biomolecular Mechanisms Involved in Addiction Make Addiction a Disease–Not a Choice

A series of biomolecular mechanisms is involved in the development of addiction. The addicted state is primarily fueled by abnormal neurotransmission, a biochemical activity enabling nerve cells (neurons) to send impulses or signal to other nerve cells.1 The higher the accelerated neurotransmission rates, the more powerful the feeling of arousal and euphoria experienced by those … Continue reading Biomolecular Mechanisms Involved in Addiction Make Addiction a Disease–Not a Choice

3 Ways Drug Abuse Could Be Ruining Your Career

Anyone trying to cope with drug abuse is very familiar with the deceptive idea that addiction is only a small part of an individual’s life.  No one else is being hurt. Life can continue on as it always has as long as the individual has access to an appropriate supply of the misused substance. However, … Continue reading 3 Ways Drug Abuse Could Be Ruining Your Career

The Impact of the Rebound Effect on Addiction Treatment

When an individual enters a treatment program, recovery begins as soon as he or she  starts the detox process. During detoxification, withdrawal symptoms will develop and the individual will feel uncomfortable. The U.S. National Library of Medicine (1) says that the symptoms develop shortly after the individual stops using the substance or significantly reduces the dosage. … Continue reading The Impact of the Rebound Effect on Addiction Treatment

Addiction enhanced by Nicotine in Conjunction with MAO Inhibitors

Historically, MAO inhibitors have been drugs often used to treat depression. These drugs are typically not addictive. Although the National Institutes of Health does list  several cases of patients becoming dependent on these drugs due to the feelings of euphoria they can produce, the situation is not believed to be common or widespread. MAO inhibitors can … Continue reading Addiction enhanced by Nicotine in Conjunction with MAO Inhibitors

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