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Over Time Marijuana Dampens Brain Response to Reward

A compelling article, further debunking the myth that marijuana is a safe drug. Please enjoy and share this important article from Kara Gavin at University of Michigan Health Lab: “A long-term study of young marijuana users shows measurable changes in the brain’s reward system, shifts that may put them at risk for addiction.” Most people would…

Why can’t he quit?

The professionals at BoardPrep Recovery Center, an exclusive rehab in Tampa, Florida help families understand the answer to this question every day. Addiction is not
willful; rather it is a disease that “hijacks”
the brain. When you suggest a person quit or cut back, they may FEEL as though you are telling them to go without food…

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Choose engagement over everything else

John Harden – Sadly, addiction treatment clients who are involved in a traditional program may feel that it is just another form of punishment, not treatment at all. Treatment centers often reinforce that idea through “clinical over-reach,” insisting on highly restrictive care in practically all cases. However, NIDA estimates that 95% of treatment-seekers are clinically appropriate for…

How addiction hijacks the brain

Ever been mesmerized when looking at something? Pre-occupied with hunger or thirst, unable to focus on anything else? Stuck in your thoughts about the loss of a love? Addiction to alcohol and other drugs is like that, it “hijacks” the the brain, making it very difficult to focus on anything else. Specifically the “reward center”…

12 Steps: Why good addiction centers connect clients to AA or NA

Why 12 Steps It’s indisputable. Addiction recovery experts agree AA and NA meetings are the “go to” place after rehab. If you were lucky, you were heavily exposed to one or both of these fellowships in treatment. The best treatment centers will make it a formal goal in the first 30 days to attend X…