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Support During Detox for Alcoholics

Support During Detox for Alcoholics

When someone who has an addiction to alcohol stops drinking, they experience a withdrawal process. This is the body adjusting to not having alcohol. The detox for alcoholics is a very difficult period and often requires medical support. How severe the withdrawal...
Addiction in Animals

Addiction in Animals

Drug use is associated with a typically human cultural behavior for pleasurable purposes or to achieve altered states of consciousness or behavior. Humans are not the only living beings that consume drugs and in which dependence can develop, as it has also been shown...
Smoking Cessation

Smoking Cessation

Stopping smoking is one of the best things a person can do for their health. If you have been smoking for a long time or you are a heavy smoker, you may feel very reluctant to quit. We all know that smoking is bad for our health, but if you don’t feel unwell and you...
Dynorphin’s Role In Addiction

Dynorphin’s Role In Addiction

Dynorphins have been considered to play increasing roles in numerous pathways in the brain for the past four decades. They are compounds belonging to the opioid peptide family, which have a high binding affinity to kappa receptors, which is key for the...
Buprenorphine

Buprenorphine

When treating addiction, a number of techniques can be used. One of the most effective ways of helping addicts to manage the withdrawal process is through pharmacotherapy, where medication is used to support the withdrawal process. One of the most common and effective...