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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,…

Healing the Addicted Brain From Cocaine Abuse

For cocaine users, every high is a little less great. They continue to go back for another high to try and match their last high. The horribly tragic thing about that though is they will never reach those highs again; every next high results in lower highs and higher lows. There has been a great…

Healing the Addicted Brain from Alcohol Abuse

Some people commonly view drinking alcohol as lighthearted fun or a way to interact with others in a social setting. Drinking at dinner parties and black tie events can seem harmless, but these are the perfect places for addicts to exploit the opportunity to excessively use alcohol. If your family member or loved one is…

Healing the Addicted Brain From Heroin Abuse

Heroin addiction is not a behavior; rather, addiction is a state of being for the brain. An addicted brain differs greatly from a healthy brain. A marked difference between the two concerns brain chemistry. A healthy brain functions normally as a result of various interactions amongst neurotransmitters (brain chemicals). Dopamine, a neurotransmitter that evokes pleasure, regulates motivation (a…

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