man experiencing the effects of designer drugs on the brain

What Effects Do Designer Drugs Have On The Brain?

Capable mental health therapists assisting substance-addicted young adults get back to full physical and spiritual health will know of the importance of keeping up to date with the latest knowledge about drugs and their effects. The situation is no different with what are known as “designer drugs”, which are manufactured to chemically resemble illicit drugs,…

woman that could benefit from mindfulness

Long-Time Drug Addicted Young Adults May Be Assisted By Mindfulness

Substance abuse therapists across the United States will be interested to learn of recent research pointing to the usefulness of mindfulness training in reducing the deficits in natural reward processing that may arise for those with more chronic pain and drug addiction issues. This should be reassuring news for those drug-dependent people who do not…

men struggling with both marijuana use and mental illness

How Marijuana Use And Mental Illness May Be Linked

If there is one explanation for the popularity of services offering mental health support in North Carolina among the families who may be concerned about the drug use of their teen or young adult, it is because of the correlation between mental illness and the abuse of drugs like marijuana. Indeed, studies have been carried…

woman smoking while male and female brains affected differently by cigarette

Male And Female Brains Affected Differently By Cigarette Smoking

It is of interest to those benefiting from gender-specific programs of the leading addiction rehab centers in North Carolina to read of the difference in brain activation during smoking between men and women. Yale University researchers drew upon a new method of brain imaging scan analysis for a recent study, which received funding from the…

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Increasing Evidence Of Brain Harm From Marijuana Use

Although there are already many known ways in which marijuana harms the well-being and health of a young adult, new research – funded by the National Institute on Drug Abuse (NIDA) – has indicated the potential detrimental effects on the brain of the drug’s heavy use. For the purposes of this study, heavy marijuana use…