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Addiction And The Absence Of Presence

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

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

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

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

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

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.

Psychoactive Substances

Cindy Hardy ❘

Psychoactive substances are drugs which alter a person's brain chemistry. They include depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and inhalants.

Benefits of Recovery vs. Discomfort of Withdrawal

Cindy Hardy ❘

During detox and recovery, withdrawal involves discomfort, but the benefits of overcoming addiction far outweigh withdrawal pains.

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