Addictive Substances Trick The Brain –

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The brain can experience pleasure from all sorts of things we like to do in life; eat a piece of cake, have a sexual encounter, play a video game. The way the brain signals pleasure is through the release of a neurotransmitter (a chemical messenger) called dopamine into the nucleus accumbens, the brains pleasure center. […]

Brain recovery from substance use disorder is possible but takes time

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Substance use decreases brain function and changes behavior in ways that those with Substance Use Disorder (SUD) find it increasingly difficult to control. With abstinence or Medically Assisted Treatment (MAT) brain recovery is possible. How the brain recovers from addiction is an exciting and emerging area of research. There is evidence that the brain does recover. The […]