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Quote - The Biopsychosocial Effects of Methamphetamine Use by Jeremiah D. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Fri 20 Aug 2010 12:00am "The effects of chronic methamphetamine use are numerous and often pronounced.  Brecht, O'Brien, von Mayrhauser, and Anglin (2004) found that in a sample of 350 individuals recruited from a publicly funded treatment site, 84% reported weight loss because of their methamphetamine use.  Other problems included sleeplessness (78%), fina ... Read on »
Recovering Meth Addicts May Experience Neurological Changes During Withdrawal by Lena Butler Posted Thu 14 Feb 2013 3:00am Researchers at the University of Florida said that when treating methamphetamine addicts, physicians should understand that the patients may experience changes in their brains during withdrawal. “When people treat drug addicts, they need to know that during withdrawal, people in recovery may experience cognitive consequences,” Habibeh Khoshbouei, ... Read on »
Physical addiction or psychological addiction – Is there a real difference? by Adi Jaffe Posted Tue 20 Jul 2010 10:00am This is another one of the basic questions I get regarding addiction. It seems that people think about physical addiction and psychological addiction as somehow separate processes. I think this distinction makes no sense. Even if people really meant what they were saying, the brain is undoubtedly part of the body, and therefore, psychologic ... Read on »
Buprenorphine and the Dynamic Nature of Character Defects by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Sun 28 Mar 2010 5:53pm What follows is a lightly-edited version of one of my posts from a couple years ago.  I still think that this is a good model for understanding the actions of buprenorphine. Buprenorphine and the Dynamic Nature of Character Defects ‘Suboxone’ and ‘Subutex’ are the trade names for medications that contain buprenorphine, a substance used ... Read on »
Buprenorphine and the Dynamic Nature of Character Defects by SuboxDoc Patient ExpertHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 04 Apr 2011 8:42pm Sorry about the re-run—I wrote this several years ago, and I still agree with the concept of ‘dynamic character defects.’ As I read it now, I recognize how things have changed; buprenorphine (Suboxone) has been incorporated into many of the major treatment centers, and even the smallest programs have at least become familiar with the me ... Read on »
Addiction Doctors Pick Top Ten Journal Articles by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 29 Apr 2012 1:07pm A screen for problem gambling, medications for insomniac alcoholics, and more. A group of addiction doctors presented a Top Ten List of peer-reviewed articles from 2011 at the American Society of Addiction Medicine’s Annual Medical-Scientific Conference in Richmond, VA. Dr. Michael Weaver presented the findings, noting that the li ... Read on »
Rubber-band addiction recovery – No shame by Adi Jaffe Posted Sun 15 Jan 2012 9:13am There’s a specific issue that keeps coming up with nearly every addiction client I work with who is in early recovery . Regardless of whether they’re trying to stop unhealthy alcohol or drug use , sex or gambling behavior, or anything else, this issue keeps returning. It doesn’t even seem to matter if this is their first attempt at addiction re ... Read on »
No Pill for Stimulant Addiction by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Mon 21 Jul 2008 10:18am Meth and cocaine continue to elude researchers. Despite promising trials of several compounds, methamphetamine addiction remains largely impervious to anti-craving pills and other forms of drug treatment. According to a paper in the June issue ofAddiction Science and Clinical Practice,"currently, no medications are approved by the FDA for the ... Read on »
Swarms of insects by sparkerly Patient Expert Posted Fri 20 Mar 2009 3:58pm For some time before the onset of [a serious skin rash], I had an experience of seeing these very strange creatures appearing in my dreams... They seemed like visitors from somewhere else... They weren't human looking, except that they did seem to have heads and bodies, but it's more that they had something rather grotesque and alien ... Read on »
Is Your Teen Abusing Speed? by Amy R. Patient Expert Posted Wed 08 Jun 2011 7:54am This is a heavy topic, I know. However, with my son entering Jr. High I find it more and more relevant and vital to understand what kids are tempted with these days.  I’ve seen too many promising young kids ruin their lives when they become addicted to drugs.  Becky Winslow wrote this guest post to help us parents know what signs to look f ... Read on »