How Does Meth Damage the Brain?

Methamphetamine is one of several drugs of abuse classified as central nervous system stimulants. However, the drug produces more powerful effects than other stimulants and its repeated use can easily trigger the brain changes that foster drug dependence and drug addiction. In a study published in May 2014 in the journal Addiction Biology, a team…

Noted Psychiatrist and Addiction Specialist Joins Promises P.A.T.H

Austin, Texas (PRWEB) July 15, 2014 – Craig Franke, MD, will join Promises P.A.T.H, a holistic addiction treatment center just outside of Austin, Texas, in mid-July. His team will include a 24-hour nursing staff, doctorate-level psychologist, nutritionist and clinically trained therapists, among others. Board certified in general psychiatry and addiction psychiatry, Dr. Franke previously served…

How Addiction Impacts the Family

When it comes to addiction, we often think most about the addict. He is struggling with a chronic illness that is incredibly difficult to treat. He has likely suffered in many ways, including health consequences, financial problems, job loss and/or other impacts on his life. But what about his family? How does addiction impact parents,…