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Addiction Recovery

Why Is Addiction So Highly Stigmatized?

Addiction is an extremely enigmatic, complicated disease. As we have continued researching and trying to learn more about addiction, our understanding of the disease has evolved. Presently, the American Society of Addiction Medicine defines addiction as “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.”1 When a person abuses mind-altering substances consistently … Continue reading Why Is Addiction So Highly Stigmatized?

May 4, 2017

Addiction Recovery

Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

On This Page: Social and Cognitive Neuroscience Explain the 12-Step Method Positive Psychology as the Gateway for Spiritual Renewal Sponsorship and the Process of Mirroring The Neurological Effects of Storytelling   When it comes to the current conceptualization of addiction, most would subscribe to the compelling disease model, which decidedly states that addiction is a … Continue reading Are There Scientific Processes Underlying the 12-Step Recovery Method?

December 29, 2015

Alcohol Abuse

Top 10 Hardest Drinking States in the Country

Americans drink a lot of alcohol. The National Institute on Alcohol Abuse and Alcoholism[1] found, “Per capita consumption of ethanol from all alcoholic beverages combined in 2013 was 2.34 gallons.” This doesn’t mean every person drinks the same amount. Some individuals choose not to drink any alcohol. Others struggle with alcohol abuse issues and drink … Continue reading Top 10 Hardest Drinking States in the Country

July 23, 2014

Alcohol Abuse

Forget Roofies: Alcohols Is #1 Date Rape Drug, Says Law Enforcement

Ketamine, Rohypnol (also known as flunitrazepam), liquid Ecstasy and other drugs are commonly referred to as “roofies,” a term that is also used as a verb to denote the action of slipping any of these substances into an unsuspecting victim’s drink with the goal of incapacitating them for the purposes of sexual or physical abuse. … Continue reading Forget Roofies: Alcohols Is #1 Date Rape Drug, Says Law Enforcement

February 3, 2014