Neurocognitive decision-making processes of casual methamphetamine users - Droutman V, Xue F, Barkley-Levenson E, Lam HY, Bechara A, Smith B, Lu ZL, Xue G, Miller LC, Read SJ.

Neuroadaptations caused by chronic methamphetamine (MA) use are likely major contributors to high relapse rate following treatment. Thus, focusing intervention efforts at pre-empting addiction in vulnerable populations, thereby preventing MA-use-induced ne...
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Suffering is a shared human experience that can be viewed integral part of life. Our suffering can range from mild to severe and can take the form of physical or mental and emotional pain. Whatever the form of our discomfort, we can agree that “suffering of the mind” is one of the biggest concerns of our time. The severity of mental health issues is on the rise, particularly the number of individuals experiencing depression. According to the World Health Organization (2017) over 300 million people are estimated to suffer from depression, equivalent to 4.4% of the world’s population. The Causes...
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This study aimed to assess the prevalence of problem gambling and its determinants among internal migrant workers in Muse, Myanmar, situated along the border with China. A cross-sectional study was conducted in April to May 2018 in Muse among 273 internal migrants. The prevalence of problem gambling was 58.2%. In a multiple logistic regression analysis, male gender, non-Burmese ethnicities, those aged 25  years and older, daily manual laborers/unemployed, and alcohol consumption remained significantly associated. Results suggest a high prevalence of problem gambling, which was associated with substance use. These find...
Source: International Journal of Mental Health and Addiction - Category: Addiction Source Type: research
This article considers the inverse of the therapeutic landscape: the traumatic landscape that harms its inhabitants, proposing it as one way of understanding how addiction is related to place. I draw on research in health geography, medical anthropology, and critical psychology to develop a novel theorization of the relationship between place, trauma, and addiction. Drawing on eighteen months of ethnographic fieldwork with drug users exiting the prison system in Chicago, Illinois, the article considers the life histories of two men whose addictions to drugs and alcohol are profoundly related to place. Through close reading...
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This study examined clinical indicators of adult jail inmates' substance use severity and offending patterns. Clinical assessment and booking data were gathered from a random sample of 283 adult inmates using the Comprehensive Addiction and Psychological E...
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What is a Crystal Meth Addiction? Crystal meth is the name for the street drug crystal methamphetamine. Crystal meth can also be known as ice or glass, and it can be either snorted, smoked or dissolved and injected. It is a very strong and highly addictive drug. It affects the central nervous system, and crystal meth addiction has dangerous life-threatening effects. Understanding Crystal Meth Crystal meth is a man-made stimulant drug that has no legal use. It is made with methamphetamine, pseudoephedrine and a combination of other chemicals. Methamphetamine has been around for a long time, originally created to keep soldie...
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 We all have habits we’d rather not have, whether it’s smoking, emotional eating, or any of a hundred other things. And it’s likely that we’ve all, at one point or another, tried to break one or more of them, only to have the break be only temporary. What’s the secret to permanent habit change? Listen to this episode and find out! Subscribe to Our Show! And Remember to Review Us! About Our Guest Judson Brewer, MD, PhD is a thought leader in the field of habit change and the “science of self-mastery,” having combined over 20 years of experience with mindfu...
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Source: The American Journal of Drug and Alcohol Abuse - Category: Addiction Authors: Tags: Am J Drug Alcohol Abuse Source Type: research
No one likes to feel sad. Sorrow can be hard to contend with and it can seem like it will never go away. Many of us try hard to push those emotions down and ignore them. But ignoring feelings doesn’t make them go away, and trying to do so can often lead to bigger problems down the road. The truth is that you can’t really push emotions out of the way and get rid of them. It simply doesn’t work that way. Trying to do so is generally a matter of distraction and avoidance. And once the distractions stop working, those feelings will still be there needing to be dealt with. Even so, there are many who would st...
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Is Ativan Addictive? Ativan is the name for the generic drug lorazepam, is part of the drug class benzodiazepines. It is best known for treating anxiety, as it works by attaching to GABA receptors in the brain like other benzodiazepines. After it attaches to the GABA receptors, it slows down the chemical messages the nerve receptors receive. This causes an overall calming effect, and this euphoric feeling can quickly turn into an Ativan addiction for some users. Understanding Ativan Since Ativan is a benzodiazepine, it is considered to be highly addictive. It is very important that someone who has been prescribed Ativan is...
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You might have seen it in your neighborhood health store, your local spa or your corner coffee shop. CBD, aka cannabidiol, is getting mixed into cocktails, lotions and drinks. But what is CBD, exactly? Does it have real health benefits? Is it even safe? To get a better understanding of the compound, TIME spoke to two scientists on the cutting edge of CBD research: Dr. Esther Blessing, an associate professor of psychiatry at New York University, and Margaret Haney, professor of neurobiology at Columbia University Medical Center and director of the university’s Marijuana Research Laboratory. Blessing and Haney agree th...
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