Yesterday, U.S. Attorney General Eric Holder said “It’s clear that opiate addiction is an urgent — and growing — public health crisis. He added that heroin overdoses increased by 45 percent between 2006 […]
See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health “Young adult smokers may experience changes in the structures of their brains due to cigarette smoking, even with a relatively short smoking […]
“Psychotherapy is a biological treatment, a brain therapy. It produces lasting, detectable physical changes in our brain, much as learning does.” –Dr. Eric Kandel (Professor Columbia University and recipient, 2000 […]
Practical Recovery Blog notes: “There’s no denying America is trending toward leniency of marijuana laws. An important question raised is how this trend might affect teenagers and adolescents. While we […]
See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health “It’s not just a willpower issue. The drug affects the part of the brain that responds to pleasurable things.” http://goo.gl/R51UZ4 This […]
NIDA: Relapse rates for drug addiction are similar to those of other well-characterized chronic illnesses.
See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health NIDA: “This image compares relapse rates for drug-addicted patients with those suffering from diabetes, hypertension, and asthma. Relapse is common and similar […]
See on Scoop.it – Addictions and Mental Health Adding a benzodiazepine to an opioid painkiller can increase the effect of the opioid, or in the language of addiction, benzos can […]