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AMA /APA Techniques in Addiction Treatment

Saturday, July 15, 2017,
Categories: Neuroscience
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AMA or APA training and techniques help lead to success in the battle against addiction. AMA stands for against medical advice. APA stands for against professional advice. The training and techniques aid addiction recovery professionals and family members of substance abusers. All addiction recovery professionals should have this type of training and know these techniques in order to help ensure that those who need to complete a particular level of treatment are successful.

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Learning and Growing from Our Past

Saturday, February 25, 2017,
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So many of are plagued by painful past experiences. Regardless of what happened, we can find ourselves stuck in the past. This creates much sober suffering (a wonderful term coined by Fred Holmquist). We end up reacting the present though it were our past. When we are stuck in the past we can’t deal well with what is going on now. This is what creates our sober suffering.

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Psychiatry and Addiction Medicine Impacted by SPECT Imagery

Saturday, February 25, 2017,
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If your son or daughter has a substance abuse disorder and is given a dual diagnosis for a mental health issue, how do you know if the psychiatrist has made the correct diagnosis? Most often the doctor will listen to the patient, look for symptom clusters, make a diagnosis, and prescribe a medication or medications for the patient. The problem here is that psychiatrists don’t look at the problem; they guess! All other doctors look inside of the patient, to see what the problem is; they test and see what is actually happening to the patient in function and structure. Psychiatrists take out their crystal ball and they guess what the problem could be, without actually looking inside the brain. They are treating patients the same way that they were in 1818 when German physician Johann Christian Reil coined the term “psychiatry.”

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International Sportscience Institute

Monday, May 4, 2015,
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The International Sportscience Institute (ISI) in West Los Angeles has been serving patients locally, nationwide, and internationally for over 25 years, always at the forefront of both clinical application and science.  Most recently, ISI has introduced a unique medical program called NeuroRecover-ISI, which produces remarkably quick and long-lasting results for addiction recovery.

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Reclaiming the Hijacked Brain: Part II

Friday, November 1, 2013,
Author: Larry Smith
Categories: Neuroscience
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The hijacking takes place as millions of neurons, with tens of thousands of synoptic connections, fire simultaneously, releasing high volumes of dopamine and other neurotransmitters.

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Reclaiming the Hijacked Brain

Friday, November 1, 2013,
Author: Larry Smith
Categories: Neuroscience
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The first area that drugs affect is the Ventral tegmental area (VTA). This is a small, primitive area located in the bottom of the mid-brain (the reward center).

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Retraining the Brain for Substance Abuse

Monday, September 16, 2013,
Author: Anonym
Categories: Neuroscience
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Using Neuro-Imaging Techniques and a Biopsychosocial Model for Healing

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What Lies Within Us

Monday, February 7, 2011,
Author: Kathy Willis
Categories: Neuroscience
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“What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us.” —Ralph Waldo Emerson

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The Medium is the Message

Friday, October 16, 2009,
Categories: Neuroscience
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Once a month I set aside a day to read the latest research about addiction in the leading medical journals. For the last ten years I’ve watched this knowledge expand. What was once a trickle, then a stream, is now a flood, and the research is pouring out so fast that it is difficult to keep up.

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The Integration of Neurofeedback and Shamanic Approaches in the Treatment of Substance Abuse

Thursday, February 5, 2009,
Categories: Neuroscience
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Substance abuse behavior appears to have multiple interrelated causes.  Predisposing genetic and neurobiological factors interact with family environment dynamics and early trauma to create a personal internal milieu that is primed and sensitized for craving and addictive behaviors.

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