Category: Addiction

Addiction

How What You Think Affects What You Do

Thinking and Behavior_Oceanside Malibu

Lots of attention has been paid to the physical factors that influence addiction such as tolerance and withdrawal effects. Far less attention has been devoted to understanding the psychological influences that get people stuck. Here is a discussion of some of the most common factors that can keep people stuck in addictive behavior. Disturbing, confusing, …

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Are You A Potential Addict?

oceanside malibu potential addict

Most people are partial to the odd guilty pleasure, whether it’s a sugary treat or an occasional glass of wine.  Perhaps your secret vice is to peep at Facebook while you’re at work, or maybe you indulge in retail therapy?  Many times it’s probably harmless, but for some people life’s small indulgences can easily escalate …

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Starter Drugs

Teen Drug Abuse Malibu

With nеw аnd dіffеrеnt drugѕ еmеrgіng еvеrу уеаr, gеttіng the fасtѕ ѕtrаіght саn ѕееm overwhelming. Wееd, pot, grаѕѕ, etc, is thе ѕаmе common drug frоm раѕt gеnеrаtіоnѕ; perhaps thаt іѕ whу Mаrіjuаnа is thе most commonly used drug tоdау. Tоdау’ѕ Marijuana іѕ muсh mоrе роtеnt thаn іt wаѕ іn the 60ѕ аnd 70ѕ аnd the …

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Unhealthy Eating Habits & Addiction

Malibu Food Addiction Treatment

  Any of us can be affected by unhealthy eating habits.  Making things worse, we must eat to live. While food addiction makes us feel that we live to eat, there are ways to break free from food addiction. The first step is to acknowledge that a problem exists. We also need to understand that …

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Physiological Recovery After Addiction

Addiction Recovery

Over time substance abuse negatively impacts brain functioning. Once a substance abuser is no longer in active addiction the brain begins to repair by creating more neurons. Neurons are nerve cells and similar to other cells except for one difference. The difference being neurons transmit information throughout our bodies. Neurons transmit information in two different …

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Marijuana Maintenance

Marijuna Relapse

While it may be hard to deny certain medical uses and benefits of medical marijuana, it is important to keep in mind that there is little to no research about the trigger effect that marijuana may have on addicts/alcoholics in recovery. Some undesirable side effects of marijuana include increased heart rate, appetite and sensory perception …

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