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Regular Pot Use Changes the Brain

Published on November 19, 2014 by Richard Taite in Ending Addiction for Good The existing literature on the long-term effects of marijuana on the brain is confusing, mostly due to methodological differences across studies. However, in a new… Read More

Amotivational Syndrome and Marijuana Use

Published on November 21, 2014 by Professor Gary L. Wenk, Ph. D. in Your Brain on Food Studies suggest that people who user moderate amounts of marijuana show no personality disturbances. This finding raises the important issues of… Read More

A Surprising Look at the Most Addictive Drugs in the World

Generally, most people assume that hard drugs like cocaine and heroin are the most addictive of their kind when in fact, they aren’t. While the addictive properties in these drugs are intense, potency isn’t the only factor that… Read More

Addicts learning to rebuild life after rehab

Published on November 18, 2014 By Jen Rini Doctors say, biologically, it only takes months for an addict to get clean, ridding their bodies of the toxic drugs. But staying clean means years of willpower, introspection and a… Read More

Kids With Family History Of Substance Abuse Have Brains That Must Work Harder To Fight Impulses

Published on Nov 18, 2014 By By Anthony Rivas Some might consider it a given that a child who grows up around adults who abuse alcohol will eventually go on to abuse it themselves. One in five kids… Read More

Support the Petition to Give Addicts a Real Chance at Recovery

Published on November 24, 2014 By Cris Fiore Every day in this country, 119 people die from drug overdose, and another 6,748 are treated in emergency rooms. That averages out to an overdose-related hospitalization every 13 seconds and… Read More

Affordable Care Act Enrollment FAQs

Why is there an open enrollment period? For people who don’t get health insurance from an employer, Medicare or Medicaid, the health law offers a three-month window to shop for health insurance. It is intended to encourage people… Read More

SEE IT: Project shows the shocking physical repercussions of drug addiction

Published on November 25, 2014 By Victoria Taylor Before and after photos are one way to demonstrate the devastating side effects of substance abuse, but has taken that a step further by turning the transformations into a… Read More

Stop Enabling Your Addicted Adult Child

Published on November 25, 2014 by Jeffrey Bernstein, Ph.D. in Liking the Child You Love Geno, an adult client of mine (not his real name), came in to see me, feeling very frustrated and angry. He described recently… Read More

Social Bonding and Addiction

Published on November 24, 2014 by Shahram Heshmat, Ph.D. in Science of Choice Oxytocin_with_labelsThe desire to belong arises from the brain reward system. Oxytocin, often referred to as the “trust hormone”, enhances brain reward system (joy and pleasure)… Read More

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