Alcohol is unique in that affects almost every type of neurotransmitter in your brain. Other mood-altering substances might only wreak havoc on one or two types of neurotransmitters, but alcohol lets its presence be known in your entire body and can shred your mind. When alcohol affects these neurotransmitters, it causes negative health consequences, many of which we are still learning about. Recently there has been talk on a connection
The results of a new study have unearthed some shocking data – children are increasingly being exposed to buprenorphine. The study found in the journal Pediatrics, which was published by Henry Spiller, both the author of the study and the Director of the Central Ohio Poison Center, highlighted that 86% of children under the age of six were exposed to this opioid medication, with 89% of those exposures being accidental.
The idea of getting sober is often overwhelming to those who are struggling with a substance use disorder. While likely not very happy in his or her current situation, an individual might still feel as though where he or she is in life is better than being stuck in a treatment program feeling bored and exhausted from therapy sessions. Feeling this way is completely understandable, especially when little is known
Adderall is easily one of the most prescribed medications in the country today, primarily used for the treatment of Attention Deficit-Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD). According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America (ADAA), approximately 60% of children diagnosed with ADHD go on to be adults who have ADHD. In other words, 4% of the adult population in has ADHD, which equals out to about 8 million people in the United
Not all addictions are the same. Some people might be addicted to heroin and find that they have lost everything as a result. Others might be addicted to Adderall but haven’t suffered any consequences of their abuse just yet. Since addictions can range in severity and consequence, not all treatment programs are the same. And while the disease of addiction presents itself the same throughout everyone, what happens after that
In a desperate effort to stop fentanyl-related overdoses, the state of California is offering to pay people to test their drugs for fentanyl. One of the many reasons for doing this is because fentanyl-related deaths in California tripled between 2016 and 2017. Fentanyl is a highly potent opioid substance that is commonly used to treat physical pain. When prescribed by a doctor and taken exactly as directed, it can be
When you are addicted to drugs and/or alcohol, you are not just experiencing physical side effects like vomiting and cramping, nor are you just living with psychological effects such as disorientation and poor cognition. You are also struggling with the effects that your addiction has caused on your spirit. The presence of addiction can make it so everything that once defined your spirit has vanished. For example, you might have
Pasadena Recovery Center is pleased to welcome Timothy W. Fong, MD to our center on Wednesday, June 27th, 2018. He will conduct a special presentation on cannabis, mental health, and addiction; all of which are common topics of discussion and concern in today’s world. Hailing from UCLA, Dr. Fong serves as the Clinical Professor of Psychiatry at the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior on the UCLA campus.
With addiction being one of the most prevalent health concerns in the United States today, it is no wonder that there are several different forms of recovery options available to those who abuse drugs and/or alcohol. Most commonly, individuals in need of addiction treatment turn to inpatient programs, outpatient care, or even the likes of Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) or Narcotics Anonymous (NA). Every one of these forms of treatment has
Throughout today’s culture, people are abusing drugs at an increasingly alarming rate. Some of the most commonly abused substances include heroin, morphine, codeine, and prescription painkillers. In fact, in 2015, the Center for Behavioral Health Statistics and Quality reported that two million people had a substance use disorder including prescription painkillers, while another 591,000 had a substance use disorder including heroin. And, drug overdose, which occurs when an individual consumes
[Shelly Sprague] did an amazing job with [Seth Binzer] and he’s here and alive because of you, frankly. And that’s the truth. You took the punches and I appreciate it.
Dr. Drew Pinsky
Shelly the Shark, she always has the answers to everything. I want to thank you for being so tough on me
Former Ultimate Fighting Champion Ricco Rodriguez
It’s truly been a miraculous journey for me and I remember how hopeless I felt during my early days of recovery at PRC. Bless you for all you do.
I am doing great, still sober. My wife now trusts me with my kids even alone…Life is much better today for me. I took a new role at my job that I absolutely love! I am grateful for PRC and the tools shown to me.
I learned more during last nights Family Program in the 1 hour and 45 minutes than I did in the 30 hours I spent at another Centers Family Program. If I knew then, what I know now we would have been at PRC first