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How Does Ecstasy Use Impact the Brain?

Ecstasy is a drug that is usually referred to as MDMA, named for the chemical composition of methylene-dioxymethamphetamine. The drug is a hallucinogen that is sold on the street for people to use in tablet form. Many effects happen in the brain and body when a person uses the drug, including euphoria, and sensations of…

Retraining Your Brain: You DO Have Control!

In the early stages of any recovery process, it can be comforting to believe that you are not in control of your own life, and that the only thing that you can control is the very next decision you have to make. This allows you to break things down into manageable portions, and to focus…

What do Amphetamines do to the Brain?

Amphetamines have grown in popularity among students in recent years for their ability to stimulate the brain and body, reduce fatigue, and increase concentration. Amphetamines are often legal by prescription for the treatment of ADHD and narcolepsy, but they have an extremely high potential for abuse and addiction. Amphetamines rapidly change the chemistry of the…

Is Addiction a Brain Disease?

Addiction is a complex issue. Some argue that it is solely a brain disease, some who argue that it is entirely spiritual, and some who argue against addiction being a disease at all. The truth is that addiction is a disease, albeit a complicated one. It affects the mind, body, and spirit in ways that…

What Does Meditation Do to the Brain?

Meditation is an extremely effective tool at our disposal to help us stay spiritually connected and maintain our sobriety. Not only does it help us spiritually, but it also can create very beneficial changes to our brains. Research into meditation has show that the practice can help improve our brains in ways that may be…

Are the Brains of C-Suite Executives More Wired for Addiction?

The best leaders in the world are driven, dedicated, and outside-the-box thinkers but are generally wired differently. Many people suggest “C-Suite” executives may be more self focused than others but there are likely other reasons for why these high-powered achievers are wired differently. The correlation that exists for C-Suite executives and substance abuse likely plays…