Addiction – Not a disease?

  The word addiction can mean many things for many people. Are people unable to choose wisely because they lack impulse control? Are they always driven to extremes through a brain disease that effects ability to choose? Has it been an over-exposure or indulgence in substances that has changed the brain to become drink andContinue reading “Addiction – Not a disease?”

Post Acute withdrawal syndrome?

Symptoms of Post Acute Withdrawal Syndrome – P.A.W.S. What is PAWS? The long-term effects or withdrawal symptoms that occur after initial withdrawal symptoms.  The severity depends on two factors.  Firstly the amount and degree of brain dysfunction or disruption that has been caused by the length of use, and type of chemicals used, and anyContinue reading “Post Acute withdrawal syndrome?”

E-cigarettes less harmful

Professor David Nutt says let’s get an understanding that E-cigarettes are indeed less harmful than smoking real cigarettes: “I believe that e-cigarettes have huge potential to save lives by providing an alternative to smoking. Yet this can only be realised if we address negative harm perceptions and communicate honestly with the public. Ongoing research canContinue reading “E-cigarettes less harmful”

Why you might no longer be a raver:

A neurosurgeon in New Zealand is pioneering a new technique that promises to rid craving for alcohol and drugs  – And bizarrely enough allows you to drink again? The idea behind the device is that some people with addiction issues maybe experiencing “Hypofrontality’ which in a nut-shell is linked to impulse control.  So when someoneContinue reading “Why you might no longer be a raver:”