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  • Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Genetic and Physiological Components of Substance Abuse and Addiction

    Most people know that there is a correlation between substance abuse/use and decreased brain functioning. Substance use affects the way in which the brain processes chemicals and produces responses. The question is, do endocrine imbalances cause a higher prevalence of substance abuse?
    If an individual has a hormonal imbalance, can this cause or indicate a possible substance abuse pattern?...

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  • The Workings of Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment

    The Workings of Alcoholism and Alcohol Treatment

    “I haven’t had a drink in two months…I used to tell myself, one drink was ok, now I know that won’t work. I guess I am, um, an alcoholic.” It’s an amazing thing when an inpidual is able to acknowledge and own up to a negative behavior. With alcohol and drug abuse it is usually a difficult thing to do perhaps with alcohol even more so than other recreational...

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  • Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Substance Abuse and Addiction Recovery and its Effects on the Body

    Its very simple, substance abuse effects body functioning. Drug use can lead to long term physiological effects that can not only be acutely harmful, but can also result in chronic problems. The use of drugs is not the only issue. It is all the harmful behaviors that come along with substance abuse that tend to make matters worse.
    Substance abuse harms the body in two distinct ways: via the...

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  • Alcoholism and Vitamin Deficiency - Treatment and Recovery

    Alcoholism and Vitamin Deficiency - Treatment and Recovery

    Korsakoff’s syndrome, which is also known as amnesic-confabulatory syndrome or Korsakoff’s psychosis, is caused by a deficiency of thiamine or vitamin B1 in the brain. The disorder is named after the Russian neuropsychiatrist, Sergei Korsakoff, who discovered and popularized the theory.
    How does Korsakoff’s syndrome manifest itself? There are six major symptoms of...

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  • Acupuncture as a Method of Addiction Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture as a Method of Addiction Treatment for Drug and Alcohol Rehabilitation

    Acupuncture is an Eastern medicine technique that has been utilized for centuries. It has been used for various physiological issues in Asian culture but only more recently has entered the United States. Since it’s induction into popular culture, use of Acupuncture has been broadening to treatment for many different health problems. Some of which include:

    Back and Neck Pain ...

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  • Alcoholism and Neural Tube Defects: What Every Alcoholic Should Know

    Alcoholism and Neural Tube Defects: What Every Alcoholic Should Know

    It is widely acknowledged that alcoholism can lead to health problems. The question that can be posed here however, is does anyone know and understand to what extent heavy drinking can affect the body? How about for specific at risk populations? For instance, what happens when pregnant women drinking alcohol? Is eating well, sleeping eight hours a night and maintaining low stress levels enough...

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  • Long Term Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery: The Correlation between Healthy Eating Habits and Staying Clean

    Long Term Alcohol Addiction Treatment and Recovery: The Correlation between Healthy Eating Habits and Staying Clean

    Ever correlate eating habits with alcohol consumption? No? Well, most people probably don’t. If you didn’t correlate these two seemingly different variables, then consider a study that was conducted by the National Institute of Health in 2006. Researchers found that there was a positive correlation between poor eating habits and an increase in alcohol consumption.
    Likewise,...

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  • Binge Drinking

    Binge Drinking

    In the United States, when one thinks of binge drinking the first thing most people think of is a fraternity toga party. There is much debate over what actually defines binge drinking. The definition of binge drinking that is most often acknowledged is drinking twenty five or more drinks for men and eighteen drinks or more for women on one occasion.
    Binge drinking is usually associated with...

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  • The Components of Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

    The Components of Alcohol Addiction and Treatment

    Alcohol addiction or alcoholism has several definitions. The definitions may even be conflicting. Historically, alcoholism refers to any condition which results in the continued consumption of alcohol despite recurrent negative outcomes. Medical communities describe alcoholism as a physiological disorder which causes difficulty in controlling alcohol consumption.
    Another definition states...

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  • Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

    Codependency and Enabling Substance Abuse Behavior

    The definition of enabling in Random House dictionary is as follows: to make able; give power, means, competence or ability to; authorize. To make possible or easy. Now, what does that have to do with drug abuse? After all, no one wants a loved one to do something that would hurt themselves or others. So, how could an individual possibly enable someone else’s behavior? Furthermore, why...

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