Addiction

5 Question to Ask Before Entering Detox

A short-term stay in a residential detox program can help clear your mind and body of cocaine, meth, benzos, heroin, alcohol and other substances. Once stabilized, you are prepared to enter a lower level of care such as PHP, IOP, OP, or dual-diagnosis treatment.

How “Nashville” Tackled Addiction

The hit television show “Nashville” has served as a positive example for thousands of individuals who struggle with addiction. The edifying scenarios expressed in this show have proven to be highly accessible to people who seek external reinforcement of their commitment to sobriety. However, far from being perfect paragons of abstinence, the characters in “Nashville” … Read more

How Addiction Affects Families

It’s easy to imagine the negative impact that addiction can have on a family, but it can be difficult to picture the wide range of issues that accompany even one member dealing with drug or alcohol problems. The introduction of new stresses can affect everyone. Substance abuse problems often have a cascading set of results … Read more

Glutamate: The Addiction Neurotransmitter?

Glutamate is very important. It’s a neurotransmitter, which is a chemical that nerve cells use to send signals to other cells. It’s how different parts of our nervous system talk to one another. Perhaps the most well-known of all neurotransmitters is dopamine. Most people have heard of it, and a lot of people know that … Read more

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