Drug and Alcohol Addiction Treatment

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May 30, 2014
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Brain Changes Associated With Process Addiction

When a person succumbs to addictive behaviors, or a process addiction, the body/mind feels the reward of the activity, becoming immediately satisfied. Such activities in process addictions (which are similar, but not the same as substance addictions like alcoholism or … Continue reading

May 29, 2014
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The Long Journey Home

You know what it means to be without. You’ve lost so much in your quest for happiness, thinking the whole time it was going to appear in the form of drugs or alcohol, and now you have finally figured out … Continue reading

May 28, 2014
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Schedule II Controlled Substances

Congress enacted the Controlled Substances Act in 1970 and established five schedules of controlled substances, known as Schedules I, II, III, IV and V. The schedules are arranged first in terms of abuse potential, with Schedule I substances being the … Continue reading

May 27, 2014
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Ritalin for Cocaine Addiction?

It is pretty well known that addictions are very serious diseases that require years of support, as well as constant dedication in order to kick the drug for good. Depending on the substance, some drugs take a more firm grip. … Continue reading

May 23, 2014
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Memorial Day and Recovery

Recovery is something to be celebrated by many people. We are grateful for the opportunity to have our lives back in order, to not fear arrest, hospitalization, or death, and for the chance to reunite with our family. In fact, … Continue reading

May 22, 2014
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What Is Process Addiction

When a person first imagines an addiction or a dependency problem, the first thing that comes to mind is what substance. However, addiction does not only deal with someone dependent on a substance in order to live, but also, behaviors. Although consuming … Continue reading

May 21, 2014
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Diagnostic Criteria For Behavioral Addictions (Griffiths 1996)

It is important to note the symptoms of behavioral addictions in order to help know whether or not someone is struggling with an addiction problem. These notes have helped family, friends, and physicians/psychologists address addictions before crisis situations could occur.  … Continue reading

May 20, 2014
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The Diagnostic Criteria For Behavioral Addictions (Goodman 1990)

It is important to note the official definitions or symptoms of behavioral addictions in order to help know whether or not someone is struggling with an addiction problem. These notes have helped family, friends, and physicians/psychologists address addictions before crisis … Continue reading