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Month: December 2013

Exercise May Help Repair Brain Damaged by Alcohol

Aerobic exercise may provide more than just physical benefit to drinkers. A recent study, published in September, shows that exercise may also help mitigate the damaging effects of alcohol on a drinker’s brain. Scientists have known for years that alcohol causes vital tissues in the brain to deteriorate, leading to a host of cognitive issues. …

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Depression, Panic Disorder Can Take Root During Menopause

Hot flashes. Brain fog.  Emotional ups and downs.  Some people treat the very real and challenging symptoms of menopause as if they’re the punch line of a bad joke. However, if you’re going through this stage of life, the process can be anything but funny. Along with the very uncomfortable physical symptoms that often occur, …

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Coping with Depression Due to Infertility

From the constant barrage of “are you pregnant yet?” to the disappointment of yet another negative pregnancy test, it’s no surprise that many women with fertility issues must also deal with deep feelings of sadness and frustration. In fact, negative feelings are common in those struggling to become or stay pregnant. Sometimes, though, those emotions …

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Finding Your Real, True Self After Addiction

Drugs and alcohol are mind-altering substances. When you are deep in your addiction, these substances change who you are. Getting your next fix becomes your purpose in life—getting money to get the next fix, or enjoying the brief pleasure from finally getting it. Your world revolves around your addiction. Many addicts fear giving up their …

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Buprenorphine Implants Work for Opioid Addiction

Buprenorphine is an opioid-based medication that sometimes plays a role in the treatment of people addicted to stronger opioid substances. Normally, the medication is taken in a sublingual form that dissolves when placed under the tongue. However, in March 2013, the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approved a new buprenorphine product, known as Probuphine, …

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Beginning the Path of Sobriety at Promises Scottsdale

Elaine balked at the idea of checking into The Sundance’s drug and alcohol addiction center because she was uncertain about the level of her addiction and being away from her family for 28 days. Her mindset was filled with stereotypes about drug and alcohol addiction treatment centers. She had been conditioned into believing that rehabs …

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Naltrexone in High Doses Best for Opioid Addiction Treatment

Naltrexone is the name of a medication that counteracts the effects of opioid narcotic drugs and medications inside the brain and body. Doctors commonly use the medication to help opioid-addicted people stay drug-free during recovery. In a study published in November 2013 in the journal Drug and Alcohol Dependence, an American research team assessed the …

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