Drugs, Brains, and Behavior: The Science of Addiction This, 30-page, full-color booklet explains in layman’s terms how science has revolutionized the understanding of drug addiction as a brain disease that affects behavior. The ‘Science of Addiction’ booklet discusses the reasons people take drugs, why some people become addicted while others do not, how drugs work …∞
Sobriety can counteract most of the brain and thinking damage caused by heavy drinking.
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Understanding alcohol abuse and alcoholism can be a key step in solving drinking problems Some people worry about their alcohol use but are not convinced that they need help. Friends or relatives might express their concern–”You have a drinking problem.” But often that well-intentioned statement fails to define the issue or suggest a clear solution. …∞
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Does alcohol affect women differently? Yes, alcohol affects women differently than men. Women become more impaired than men do after drinking the same amount of alcohol, even when differences in body weight are taken into account. This is because women’s bodies have less water than men’s bodies. Because alcohol mixes with body water, a given …∞
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Addiction illuminates concept of free will Harvard Provost, Steven Hyman, recently gave a lecture titled “Compulsion and the Brain: Subverting the Concept of Self-Control.” He provided an easy to understand description of the neurobiological basis for addiction: Hyman began by explaining what neuroscience has learned about the process by which humans choose among multiple goals …∞
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12-Step members will know that the 11th Step suggests the practice of meditation as an aid to recovery. Now science is catching up with ancient spiritual knowledge. Living in this present moment can be achieved by regular meditation and ’mindfulness’ training. Penn researchers demonstrate improved attention with mindfulness training Researchers at the University of Pennsylvania …∞
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A new study shows that children from families with several generations of alcohol dependence exhibit differences in their brain when compared to children without a family history of alcoholism, Reuters reported June 8. For the study, 17 teenagers considered high risk for alcohol dependence because of a strong family history of alcoholism underwent MRI brain …∞
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