Thinking About Addiction
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One characteristic of Delta FosB is its unusual stability. It’s capable of persisting in the brain for a very long time.
Topics: addiction and the brain
Few clinicians believed that street crack addicts could succeed as outpatients, but the demand for residential care was never fully met because of, you know, budget considerations.
The treatment population is jam-packed with vulnerable people and families desperately looking for magic solutions to a genuinely challenging problem like recovery.
The evidence suggests we do not yet have a Krokodil epidemic. Although the media seems to do its best to help create one.
What does a place like that have in common with a big-city program filled with homeless addicts who have multiple social problems and co-occurring disorders and perhaps haven’t held a job in decades?
One thing’s for sure: it’ll be popular, because your typical alcoholic would rather not quit if he could think of an alternative.
I had to think back to the retreat leaders I had experienced, and remember just how much they listened to me and offered prayers, not advice.
Psychiatrists were encouraged to hold off on a diagnosis of depressive disorder until several months after such a loss.