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Category: Expert Insight

ADHD And Addiction: Are They Connected?

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

There is a link between ADHD and addiction, but how are they connected? Dr. Bhatt explains why what you see isn’t always the reality.

Inside The “Bubble” Of Addiction And Broken Resiliency

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

Drug and alcohol abuse can halt a person’s ability to build resiliency, making hard times more difficult without learned coping mechanisms.

Addiction And The Absence Of Presence

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

When we abuse drugs or alcohol, it removes us from the current moment. This can turn into a cycle and result in an absence of presence.

Construction Of The Addiction Process: The Building Blocks

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

Each individual has building blocks that make them more or less likely to develop an addiction, such as genetics and environment.

Positive And Negative Reinforcement: The Pursuit Of Pleasure And The Escape From Pain

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

The reasons someone starts and continues using drugs depends on the individual, and may be influenced by positive or negative reinforcements.

Drug Use During Brain Development: The Wrong Insult At The Wrong Time

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

When a young person drinks or does drugs during adolescence, it can lead to problems with brain development that may last a lifetime.

Definitions Of Addiction: Historical Views Versus Today’s Views

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

The definitions of addiction have changed throughout the years since the classification of substance use disorders began in the early 19th century.

Chemical Communicators: How Drugs Speak To The Brain

Dr. Ashish Bhatt ❘

Throughout the brain and CNS, chemical communicators are passed along to carry information, and imbalances in these chemicals can lead to serious issues.

Introducing Dr. Ashish Bhatt

Hayley Hudson ❘

Addiction Center is proud to announce our partnership with Dr. Ashish Bhatt, MD, MRO, a leading physician, addiction medicine specialist, and psychiatrist.

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