Schizophrenia

Schizophrenia And Substance Abuse

Mental illness and drugs are linked and schizophrenia and substance abuse particularly so. While most researchers believe that substance abuse does not cause schizophrenia, people with schizophrenia are much more likely to suffer from drug abuse. About half of those with schizophrenia may abuse drugs and alcohol Not only is substance abuse inherently problematic in the schizophrenic’s life but substance abuse can also…
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Addiction is a Brain Disease:

A core concept evolving with scientific advances over the past decade is that drug addiction is a brain disease that develops over time as a result of the initially voluntary behavior of using drugs. (Drugs include alcohol.) The consequence is virtually uncontrollable compulsive drug craving, seeking, and use that interferes with, if not destroys, an individual’s functioning in the family…
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Addiction: The Hijacked Brain

Addiction is a brain disease. Drug abuse is preventable behavior. Drug addiction is a treatable disease. So many people think that it’s a lack of willpower. But, it’s not. Addiction is a chronic, pervasive, progressive brain disease that worsens over time, devastating millions of families worldwide.Some people are genetically more at risk than others. If you have a sibling, aunt,…
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Addictive Thinking Patterns:

Neuro-science reported findings that suggested there may be a cognitive difference in people with addictions and their brains may not fully process long-term consequences. Research also indicated that alcoholics and addicts show more impulsivity in the brain, demonstrated by neural activity. We learn in alcohol and drug rehab centers that impulsivity and the inability to process long-term consequences, found in…
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