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ADDICTION - RECLAIMING THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-CONTROL by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 14 Jan 2013 10:32pm This is a very informative read, and one worth sharing.  Particularly for people who are having a hard time dealing with unemployment,financial troubles, anxiety and depression and who may be turning to drugs and alcohol to cope.  Read on... ADDICTION - RECLAIMING THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-CONTROL http://kanahayadreams.blogspot.co ... Read on »
Impulsivity and Addiction by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 06 Apr 2010 12:30pm The perils of a hypersensitive dopamine system. The brooding, antisocial loner, the one with impulse control problems, a penchant for risk-taking, and a cigarette dangling from his lip, is a recognizable archetype in popular culture. From Marlon Brando to Bruce Lee, these flawed heroes are perhaps the ones with restless brain chemicals; ... Read on »
Causes Of Drug Addiction by Shilah C. Azib Posted Tue 27 Apr 2010 5:26am Why do some people choose to use drugs when they’re so bad for you? The causes of drug addiction are as varied as the amount of drugs that are available for use – both legally and illegally. There is no one cause for drug addiction just like there is no consistent profile of a drug user. People who have a history of drug use or ... Read on »
Promising new medical treatment options for drug addiction!!! by Adi Jaffe Posted Mon 17 Oct 2011 12:09pm Researchers are attacking the issue of drug addiction from multiple angles, and the results seem to be more and more ways to help. Some promising new developments in pharmacological (as in medication) therapies include a new cocaine-vaccine , as well as expanded use of Buprenorphine , for the treatment of opiate (heroin, morphine) addiction. ... Read on »
This is a very informative ... by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Fri 14 Jan 2011 10:32pm This is a very informative read, and one worth sharing.  Particularly for people who are having a hard time dealing with unemployment,financial troubles, anxiety and depression and who may be turning to drugs and alcohol to cope.  Read on... ADDICTION - RECLAIMING THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-CONTROL http://kanahayadreams.blogspot.com/2010/08/a ... 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 »
How Addictive is Ritalin? by Nicolas I. Patient Expert Posted Thu 22 Jan 2009 6:54pm ADHD Medications The controversy and discussion surrounding the safety of medications for ADD and ADHD is nothing new. Among the most common criticisms of these drugs are concerns about their abuse potential and their potential risks of being habit-forming drugs. Methylphenidate (the generic name for Ritalin and Concerta ), has often been m ... Read on »
Multiple Addictions by Dirk H. Patient Expert Posted Sun 01 Aug 2010 9:50am Why isn’t one drug enough? The newer views of addiction as an organic brain disorder have cast strong doubt on the longstanding assumption that different kinds of people become addicted to different kinds of drugs. As far back as 1998, the Archives of General Psychiatry flatly stated: “There is no definitive evidence indicating ... Read on »
Obesity, Pleasure and Addiction by Dr. Jonny B. Doctor of Philosophy Posted Mon 27 Oct 2008 3:14pm Obese people anticipate enjoying food more than thin people do. But, according to a new brain imaging study, they actually enjoy it less. For a long time there's been emerging research showing that there's a brain chemistry component to overeating. Studies by Gene-Jack Wang and others have demonstrated for example that obese subjects have fewe ... Read on »