Are Studies Linking Impaired-Cognition Genetics to Increased Risk for Cannabis Abuse Telling?

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Researchers fleshed out genetic data that attempted to correlate substandard cognitive functioning with an augmented risk of cannabis abuse.¹ These researchers may not have factored in the well-established and known fact that nicotine is a top gateway drug that regularly parlays to other drug addictions, especially cannabis abuse.² Hence, the researchers may not have factored in […]

Do E-Cigarettes Prevent the Production of New Brain Cells?

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Most e-cig consumers have been informed that e-cigs contain nicotine and nicotine is an addictive drug.  E-cig smokers are not informed that nicotine is the leading gateway drug to other drugs including opioids and methamphetamine. In addition, e-cigs are marketed as a viable detoxification from or way to taper off of traditional cigarettes without any […]

Losing Your Balance: How Addiction Affects Dopamine in Your Brain

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Why We Didn’t Understand the Dopamine-Addiction Connection Before? Most addiction neuropsychiatry researchers are likely to be awkward if not inadequate substitute elementary school teachers and elementary school teachers are likely to be awkward if not inadequate addiction neuropsychiatry research temps. Each of these two disciplines collectively conceptualizes the dopamine-addiction connection in a similar descriptive manner […]

Constantly Counting Sheep: Sleep Disorders and Drug Addiction

Drug addiction affects many factors, including your overall health and wellness. One of the factors mostly affected by addiction is your brain’s functioning, which drugs and alcohol disrupt and distort its natural system programming— like your circadian and diurnal rhythms, rewards system, and chemical balance. Addiction not only affects your circadian and diurnal rhythm, but […]

5 Ways to Break the Addictive Cycle: Drug Addiction Recovery

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Addiction is a chronic, complex disorder “that is manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequence. People with addiction have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their life. They keep using alcohol or a drug even when they know it will […]

Impulsiveness and Substance Abuse

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Being impulsive and using drugs or alcohol go hand-in-hand. The definition of impulsivity, as defined by the Neurocircuitry of Addiction, is “acting quickly and without adequate thought or planning in response to internal or external stimuli.” Also, impulsiveness is defined as “a predisposition to accept smaller immediate rewards over larger delayed gratification and an inability […]

E-Cigarettes: The Danger For Those with Addictive Personalities

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What are E-Cigarettes or Vapes? E-cigarettes or vapes are electronic cigarettes, which are battery operated nicotine delivery devices. These devices are used by people who inhale an aerosol, which consists of nicotine (usually), flavorings, and other chemicals. There are more than 460 current e-cigarette brands on the market, the most popular being Juul™, Joyetech, Suorin […]