CCR5 and responses to cocaine: addiction is not just about the brain

Publication date: Available online 13 December 2019Source: Brain, Behavior, and ImmunityAuthor(s): F. Scott Hall, Dayanidhi Raman, Amit K. Tiwari
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Publication date: Available online 17 January 2020Source: Neuroscience ResearchAuthor(s): Zhaofa Wu, Yulong LiAbstractPurinergic transmitters such as adenosine, ADP, ATP, UTP, and UDP-glucose play important roles in a wide range of physiological processes, including the sleep-wake cycle, learning and memory, cardiovascular function, and the immune response. Moreover, impaired purinergic signaling has been implicated in various pathological conditions such as pain, migraine, epilepsy, and drug addiction. Examining the function of purinergic transmission in both health and disease requires direct, sensitive, non-invasive too...
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Most people know about the damaging effects that binge drinking can bring to someone’s life. Loss of enjoyment of life, losing family relationships, financial and career struggles, homelessness, and legal consequences are just the tip of the iceberg. However, it can be more difficult to realize the long-term effect of binge drinking on the body, because you cannot always see it. Frequent binge drinking poses many dangerous health risks, and many of them can lead to death. Facts on Long-Term Effect of Binge Drinking on the Body For men, binge drinking is defined as consuming five or more drinks within about two hour...
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With all the advances in modern medicine, it can be easy to wonder if there is a medication to stop drinking. Unfortunately, getting sober from alcohol isn’t as easy as simply taking medication. In addition to medication, therapy is required for the best long-term results, as well as support from loved ones and ongoing aftercare. However, there are some medications to help along in the process to stop withdrawal symptoms, block cravings, and create an aversion to alcohol. It is important to not rely only on medication to stop drinking. A commitment to behavioral therapy, holistic therapy, family involvement, self-ca...
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Alcohol is a toxic substance that can wreak havoc on the body, brain, central nervous system, internal organs, behavior patterns, emotions, and more. Long-term alcohol abuse can lead to serious damage to the body which, in some cases, can be irreversible and lead to certain chronic conditions. Detoxing from alcohol can present its own set of dangerous withdrawal symptoms and, as such, it is important to know what you need when you are ready to safely detoxify alcohol from your system. Preparation to Detoxify Alcohol When you’re ready to detoxify alcohol from your system, it is important that you and your loved ones ...
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Due to the high accessibility and mobility of smartphones, widespread and pervasive smartphone use has become the social norm, exposing users to various health and other risk factors. There is, however, a debate on whether addiction to smartphone use is a ...
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If we can say anything for certain about caring for persons in pain over the past decade is that it has prompted concern and confusion on how to provide the best care. Consider the following: Do we have an opioid epidemic or an opioid crisis in the United States? Does the difference in these words matter? What about the “other” less publicized public health crisis; chronic pain; where did that conversation go? Are opioid analgesics good or bad to treat people in pain? Should nurses be prepared in pain care, addiction care or both? What are the differences in state policies that govern and guide nursing practice...
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Addictive benzodiazepines are prescribed at 66 million doctor appointments a year in the US – often with opioids, making it easier to fatally overdose
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NHS should not have to meet costs of treating ill health caused by the gambling industry, insists mental health lead Related items fromOnMedica Mind reveals huge variation in STPs ’ mental health spend Guidance to reduce stigma in mental health services Social prescribing can free up GPs ’ time and save resources Sharp rise in uptake of PCT memory services Give more help to ‘hidden’ gambling addiction services, government urged
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AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe current systematic review examined the empirical literature on psychosocial interventions for food addiction with the goal of providing recommendations for clinical practice and future research. A PsycINFO and PubMed search of publications was conducted in September 2019. Two authors assessed retrieved titles and abstracts to determine topic relevance and rated the quality of the included studies using an established checklist.Recent FindingsEight studies met the study inclusion criteria, and study quality ranged from “poor” to “fair”. Most studies were pilot and feasibi...
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