Addiction affects your brain. But have you ever wondered how?
I find brain science fascinating and I’ll admit I’m a chemistry geek. Even if you’re not, you may be interested in what drugs, alcohol, and even behavioral addictions can do to you and how addiction can affect your brain.
I run an outpatient addiction clinic based in Portland called Fair Start. At Fair Start we help addicts—mostly young adults—recover from drug addiction.
The majority of our patients are addicted heroin and other opioids. Often they are using several drugs at once, including meth.
Most people know me as a medical doctor. Most people don’t know that I’m also a recovering alcoholic.
Or that my wife, Maiya, is a recovering opioid addict.
While I’ve been in active recovery for 15 years now and I’m not shy about sharing my story, I’m about to go public with all of this in a big way.
I have a new book coming out called The Addiction Spectrum: A Compassionate, Holistic Approach to Recovery. www.Addictionspectrum.com
To the outsider, it seems we have no willpower.
But that’s not what’s actually going on.
We now know where most of the substances we misuse act in the brain.
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Wishing you the best possible 2017
Bernie talked of revolution, Trump talked of revolution. Too bad we couldn't combine the best each had. But the real revolution is just getting started. Regardless of party, religion or any other group that would separate us, we the people are waking up. We are realizing that mainstream media is just a phony puppet front for big business and their interests. Powerful interests who own the media have intentionally kept vital information from us, and fed us a steady diet of lies and misrepresentations.
Where is the real news?
We are starting to realize it is with us already, yes indeed, on the Internet, social media, and even in print. We are waking up to the fact that we must question everything. If your news media or the CDC or a vaccine manufacturer says this vaccine is safe, then they put millions into promoting it ... THINK again. No vaccine is completely safe, so what are the real numbers? Where are the real safety studies?
What? The don't exist? How can that be?