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Recovery and the Art of Not Trying

There are those who say that alcoholism and addiction are problems of the will, and that drinking or using is a matter of choice. In the recovery community at large, however, the message is this: If you can exercise willpower and choose, go ahead—we’re here for those who cannot. The art of addiction recovery is…

Finding Purpose in the New Year

Having a sense of purpose is a key ingredient of good mental health. With no purpose at all, it can be easy to fall prey to nihilism and depression. Purpose as an overarching concept offers structure and helps us understand our behavior. Once identified, it can be used as a reference point for decisions and…

Healing the Addicted Brain from Prescription Drug Abuse

When you abuse prescription drugs you are over stimulating regions of your brain that control the pleasure center, emotions, motivations and the movement areas in particular. The neurotransmitter, dopamine, overstimulates the reward section of your brain, as much as ten times that of other normal pleasurable behaviors such as eating or sex. This is the…

Healing the Addicted Brain From PCP Abuse

Anyone who has ever suffered through the aftermath of PCP abuse, or who has watched a loved one suffer, knows how devastating an effect it can have. While PCP is not as physically addictive as many drugs, the brain itself can become addicted very quickly and this addicted brain can lead to myriad physical, as well…

Healing the Addicted Brain From Marijuana Abuse

Marijuana is a drug that can have deleterious effects on the ability of the brain to function the way it should. Some of its effects are short-term, while others are long-term. Short-term effects on the addicted brain usually include a relaxed, dreamy state in which time seems to move by more slowly for the user,…

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