From Science Daily: “Rejected by a person you like? Just “shake it off” and move on, as music star Taylor Swift says. But while that might work for many people, it may not be so easy for those with untreated depression, a new brain study finds. The pain of social rejection lasts longer for them — and their brain cells release less of a natural pain and stress-reducing chemical called natural opioids.”
Post-acute withdrawal presents a significant challenge to many people for at least a year after they stop using alcohol and or other psychoactive substances. Knowing what to expect, and how to reduce the symptoms of PAWS can help individuals and families work together to make life far more manageable in early recovery.
A new study indicates that smoking status influences the rate and level of neurocognitive recovery among alcohol dependent patients.
“Denial is not an option” Andrew M. Cuomo, Governor of New York, June 18, 2013 1. There is much talk in the media of a heroin “epidemic”. Is the […]
Findings “published in the Journal of Substance Abuse Treatment by researchers from Oregon State University and other institutions, offer support for a wider use of medications that may help reduce or prevent substance abuse […]
(Caution: Spoilers ahead) Well, the production crew on Nurse Jackie isn’t taking any prisoners this season, that’s for sure. This is as realistic (and thus harrowing) a depiction of the familial ravages of […]
(Salvador Dali: The Persistence of Memory) “But the thing about remembering is that you don’t forget.” ― Tim O’Brien, The Things They Carried While addiction is viewed in most corners […]
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 […]