Due to the way that substance abuse changes your brain, psychological treatments allow you to make positive changes that encourage your recovery goals.
Monthly Archives: May 2015
When psychosis occurs as a result of drug intoxication or withdrawal, it presents complex challenges for family members. Getting help is the best way to cope.
Medically-managed detoxification involves your physician either tapering, or gradually reducing, your current dosage of medication to ease withdrawal symptoms.
Finding a way to turn off the effects of CREB in the nucleus accumbens may reset the brain’s reward pathway. This could be used to break the associations between drugs and reward in the person’s brain.
If you are taking medications not prescribed for you or if you are sharing them with others, it is indeed against the law.
By the time you get to treatment you may be facing legal troubles including potential jail time, a record, fines or loss of your license.
Drug abuse has rippling effects that radiate outward from the original source. Although substance abuse does hit family and caregivers hardest, it also has serious societal and financial impacts.