Internet Addiction Changes the Brain like Drug Addiction

Internet Addiction is Similar to Drug Addiction

Internet Addiction Changes the Brain like Drug Addiction The BBC News Health reports that web addicts have brain changes. A study done and published in Plos One, reports that in China there were 17 young internet addicts who consented to have their brains scanned. The white matter in the brain changes when using the internet

Addiction Recovery – Alcohol Abuse

Addiction Recovery – Alcohol Abuse Alcohol addiction refers to the uncontrolled consumption of alcohol. In many cases, alcohol consumption leads to impulsive behavior and it has negative effects on health and personal relationships. Alcohol addiction is difficult to overcome. It is a neurological disorder that affects the liver, heart, and nervous system. Some people with

Explaining the Cycle of Addiction

The cycle of addiction is created by changes produced in brain chemistry from substance abuse. It is perpetuated by physiological, psychological and emotional dependency. This cycle of addiction continues unrestrained, until some type of intervention occurs (self-intervention, legal, family, etc.). What Is the Cycle of Addiction? Drug and alcohol addiction research has clearly demonstrated that

Substance Abuse & Eating Disorder in Teens

It’s a parent’s worst nightmare – finding out their child or teen is illegally drinking and/or using drugs. The statistics are alarming.  The National Institute on Drug Abuse reports a recent rise in marijuana use despite a preceding 10-year period of decline. In 2010, 1.2 percent of 8th-graders, 3.3 percent of 10th-graders, and 6.1 percent

Why Gender and Age Specific Treatment Matters

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This article first appeared on Arrowhead Lodge Recovery In recent years drug and alcohol treatment programs have grown dramatically in the United States, yet most addiction treatment centers’ programs are designed for all adults, age 18 and older, and both men and women. This broad-based, treatment-for-everyone approach might not be as effective as a gender

Is Orthorexia the New Alcoholism?

Orthorexia nervosa is otherwise known as an unhealthy preoccupation with “clean, pure or righteous” eating and exercise. It is not yet a recognized eating disorder in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (5th Edition), but clinicians are becoming more and more aware of its devastating effects. Orthorexia usually begins with a positive desire


Specialty Treatment Programs for Addiction The physical, psychological, social and economic realities of a person’s life can contribute to addiction. You need to have all aspects of your life specifically addressed in addiction treatment. Recovery Connection only works with drug rehabs that offer specialty treatment programs. The right specialty treatment program can save your life.

Recovery FAQ

Below you will find a list of common questions about recovery. If you have additional recovery questions, feel free to call one of our addiction specialists 866.812.8231. How long does it take to recover from addiction? Recovery tends to be viewed, especially by those who believe in the 12-Step principles, as an ongoing process. Putting down

Introduction to the 12 Step Program

Introduction to the 12 Step Program The Alcoholics Anonymous (AA) twelve-step program is the most widely attended self-help program for those who are recovering from alcoholism. 12 Step Program have been used to help people recover from a variety of addictive behaviors such as drug and alcohol abuse to compulsive shopping, sex addictions and overeating.

What Does It Cost to Be a Drug Addict?

Drug addiction is one of the most expensive lifestyles on the planet. Many drug addicts who are heavily addicted find that they’re spending more than a hundred dollars a day on the drugs that they need. Some users spend significantly more than that. However, it’s not just the financial aspect of drug addiction that can