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Brain Activity Of Internet Addicts Similar To That Of Alcoholics, Drug Abusers
2012-01-12 12:09:31

A new study, published in the January 11 issue of the online journal PLoS One, has linked addiction to online activity with changes in a person's brain not unlike those that occur in alcoholics or drug addicts. "Internet addiction disorder may be associated with abnormal white matter structure in the brain," the statement said. "These structural features may be linked to behavioral impairments, and may also provide a method to study and treat the disorder." As part of the study, Hao Lei...

2012-01-11 15:30:17

Research published by Cell Press in the January 12 issue of the journal Neuron provides fascinating insight into a newly discovered brain mechanism that limits the rewarding impact of cocaine. The study describes protective delayed mechanism that turns off the genes that support the development of addiction-related behaviors. The findings may lead to a better understanding of vulnerability to addiction and as well as new strategies for treatment. Drug addiction is associated with...

2012-01-10 11:00:00

Dr. Carol Francis, Psychologist, interviews Teen Drug and Alcohol specialist Dr. Moe Gelbart on The Dr. Carol Francis Show to help parents spot the signs and act helpfully quickly. Teens use of pot, cocaine, heroine, alcohol has increased (according to Dr. Moe Gelbart and The Partnership of Drug Free) with concerns such as addiction, reduced ability to function at school or work or overdosing. Los Angeles South Bay Area, California (PRWEB) January 10, 2012 On the Dr. Carol Francis Radio...

2012-01-08 14:00:00

CEO RodneyRobinson brings over 30 years of experience in addiction treatment to San Clemente´s new 449 Recovery. San Clemente, CA (PRWEB) January 08, 2012 449 Recovery announces the Grand Opening of their new alcohol and drug addiction treatment center at 1401North El Camino Real, Suite 106, San Clemente, CA 92672. Headed by Rodney Robinson, 449 Recovery brings outpatient treatment, based on the concept of acceptance and respect for those seeking help in recovering from drug or alcohol...

2012-01-06 08:15:00

Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center, a substance abuse Adult Residential Level II, Day/Night and Intensive Outpatient Treatment service program just received a performance rating score of 100.00% for the second year in a row providing the best care possible. Spring Hill (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 Narconon Suncoast Rehabilitation Center received its annual onsite monitoring inspection by the State of Florida Department of Children and Families (DCF) in accordance with Chapter 397 of the...

2012-01-06 14:00:00

Burning Tree, a long term treatment center in Texas, announces plans to redouble efforts in the war against OxyContin addiction and abuse. Austin, Texas (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 The continuing rise in OxyContin abuse nationwide–combined with more high profile pharmacy robbery cases involving the prescription pain killer in 2011–has prompted a Texas treatment center to double efforts against this growing epidemic. Burning Tree, a long-term drug and rehabilitation facility, plans...

2012-01-06 23:35:00

The Last Call Program helps promote a healthy lifestyle by substantially reducing cravings for alcohol. The Last Call Program works for people with all different types of drinking habits; from people who just want to cut back a little bit, to people who have a serious problem. (PRWEB) January 06, 2012 For many people, the holiday season can be a time for overindulging. It is during the holidays that families and friends gather for large festive meals, while chocolates, sweets, and other...

2012-01-05 15:49:40

FINDINGS: UCLA researchers have identified how a component of an ancient Chinese herbal anti-hangover medicine called dihydromyricetin, isolated from the plant Hovenia, counteracts acute alcohol intoxication and withdrawal symptoms. The research team found that dihydromyricetin blocks the action of alcohol on the brain and neurons and also reduces voluntary alcohol consumption, with no major side effects, in an early study with rats. Specifically, dihydromyricetin inhibited alcohol's...


Word of the Day
cenobite
  • One of a religious order living in a convent or in community; a monk: opposed to anchoret or hermit (one who lives in solitude).
  • A social bee.
This word comes from the Latin 'coenobium,' convent, which comes from the Greek 'koinobios,' living in community.
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