The opioid epidemic still rages across our nation in a tragic wildfire of destruction and death. We are talking about an overwhelmingly tragic number of American lives that are being ravaged and families whose hearts are being shattered…somebody’s parent, spouse, or child. There are many common misconceptions and myths about the opioid epidemic, addiction, and relapse in our society, and today we are going to debunk 10 of them including drug addiction myths.
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Brain & Nervous System
Drug addiction is a serious socioeconomic problem associated with significant mortality and morbidity. this study highlighted the complex relationship between drug-induced neuroadaptations in the brain and addictive behaviors using examples from both human studies and animal models. these neuroadaptations thought to be responsible for the transition to a persistent state of addiction. addiction is a highly integrated process complicated by differing profiles the drug themselves. this, of course, includes the use of cannabis by youngsters. it has been shown to open the adolescents up to not only addiction but mental illnesses as well (Duncan, 2012).
A recent survey conducted by Jazz Pharmaceuticals revealed that 1/3 of patients with a sleep apnea diagnosis also suffered from a medical condition known as Excessive Daytime Sleepiness which caused them to miss out on activities and negatively impacted their quality of life on multiple levels. A common misconception regarding a sleep apnea diagnosis is that a CPAP machine is the final solution, but research shows otherwise.
Artificial sweeteners were first introduced as a tactic to combat the shortage of sugar. Lately, it has been utilized as a way to help deal with obesity but research has been found that they actually may be making the issue worse. With all the issues noted in studies of the side effects of non-caloric artificial sweeteners, it may be better for a person to stick to a more natural diet (Brown, 2018). Artificial sweeteners are low cost and having a sweetness greater than that of normal table sugar they are commonly used in the baking industry. In spite of their beneficial effects, these sweeteners have documented health issues. In some cases, long-term exposure can lead to enforcer. A careful review of the literature by consumers and health professionals is necessary in an effort to make well-informed decisions about their health (Nisa et al, 2016).
Technological advances have increased tremendously our understanding of molecular characteristics and genetic drivers for a variety of brain tumors. Although targeted therapies have had a considerable impact on patients outcomes, GBM remains an exception. the identification of targetable driven mutations in GBM has opened new potential treatment options for affected patients. On the basis of these findings, the efficacy of new targeted agents is currently being investigated in clinical trials (Ippen et al, 2018).
In some cases of ASD, the birth order makes no difference. It has been suggested that children who have ASD who are not first born may experience reduced access to resources because their parents' attention might be split between a child with ASD and their older sibling. In addition, the older sibling may overcompensate for a younger sibling with ASD and that may, in turn, hinder development.
Sleep is something we all need but few of us realize just how important it is for our overall health. Too little sleep on a chronic basis can increase the chance of you having issues with weight gain. It also impacts how alert you are when driving or going about your day.
A new breakthrough in the search of treatment of childhood disease Batten Disease.
The ketogenic diet is taking the world by storm. The ketogenic diet ranked amongst the top of the diet and fitness Google searches of 2016. Keto coffee is receiving high praise from health gurus everywhere. If you don’t want to have more energy or shed some pounds, the keto coffee craze is not for you.
Chronic alcohol use can cause the brain to waste away more so than marijuana use, compromising both the gray and white matter in the brain, according to the latest research.
This breakthrough - an algorithm for analyzing brain waves for epilepsy - will improve the success rate of brain surgery for epilepsy.
In one particular study, using brain stimulation, a metal spiral is placed on the head of an Alzheimer's patient and sends an electric shock to the surface of the patient's skull to stimulate the activity of neurons.
Scientists have discovered the location where anxiety cells lurk in the brain through a study conducted on mice. Their findings, published today in the journal Neuron, may have valuable significance in understanding the role that anxiety plays in human brains.
Women universally love lipstick for its flattering shades and its ability to enhance their natural beauty. Unfortunately, research shows that heavy metals and other chemicals lurk in many brands of popular lipstick. These toxins endanger the health of women everywhere.
Magnesium deficiency affects a whopping 80% of the population according to statistics. I want you to picture the body as the universe. Every mineral is a planet and magnesium is the sun around which all other minerals revolve. This is because magnesium deficiency affects every system in your body.
We’ve all been there – the midday crash -- when your energy tanks and you find yourself craving a jolt. Your mind habitually wants to grab a coffee or something chocolate, but when the stimulating effects wear off, coffee ultimately leaves you craving more sweets to get through the day. Making these poor health choices day-in and day-out can take a toll on your health.
In a new study conducted by a team of researchers from Northwestern Medicine and the University of Colorado School of Medicine it was found that the progression of Parkinson’s Disease can be slowed by several days of intense exercise a week in early cases. Geoffrey Rogers was one participant grateful to experience the benefits.
We have long considered our brains to be robotic machines in our skulls, but the truth is looking very different as science continues to peel back the layers of mystery surrounding this wrinkled organ. Success in every area of life depends upon one important key: the scientific phenomenon of neuroplasticity.
According to the National Institute of Neurological Disorders, an estimated 20 million people in the United States have some form of peripheral neuropathy, a condition that develops as a result of damage to the peripheral nervous system. Some of the symptoms vary depending on whether motor, sensory, or autonomic nerves are damaged. Motor nerves control voluntary movement of muscles such as those used for walking, grasping things, or talking. But, there is a way to tackle nerve damage by using herbs for strengthening your nerves.
You are what you eat is quite a true statement and science has already established that certain things we consume such as: caffeine, alcohol and sugar may trigger anxiety and nervousness. So, in the same way, consuming foods that calm your nerves and ease anxiety will reduce nervousness and anxious feelings.
What are the long term effects of sleep deprivation and how do they affect mental health.
When you attend the gym, having weak fingers, makes it difficult to train your upper body and tone up. But, hand weakness has a darker side to it, because it means your body might be dealing with nerve damage. Recent studies have discovered however that exercising have neuro regenerative effects. So, here are the top 3 hand grip strengtheners that can help you retrain your brain and strengthen your fingers.
British psychologists have hit psychiatry hard: There must be a shift to humane natural mental health care!
The British Psychological Society has attacked the rival profession of psychiatry with serious questions raised about the biomedical model of mental illness. Clearly humane non-psychiatric natural mental health care should replace psychiatry.
Nervousness and anxiety are very common in our fast paced world. The drug treatments for these conditions carry with them the risk for serious side effects. Natural remedies for the prevention and treatment of nervousness are therefore preferable.
If you're not sleeping like a rock you may be unknowingly struggling with an underlying health problem caused by your diet. Here's how to get to sleep at night fast and get the “rock sleep” you deserve with these natural treatments.
The Indian herb Ashwagandha is a powerful herb which is said to have many restorative benefits by practitioners of Ayurvedic medicine. Ayurvedic medicine is an ancient holistic healing system which was developed thousands of years ago in India.
Researchers say that it is actually true that the sounds of nature can help us relax.