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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...
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...
Inside the Brain of an Addict

Inside the Brain of an Addict

Addiction is complex. It has many causes and elements. It is a mixture of behavioral psychology and brain chemistry. This is part of the reason that addiction, and addicts, are so stigmatized by society. When people do not fully understand addiction, they are either...
Understanding the Compulsive Sexual Behaviour

Understanding the Compulsive Sexual Behaviour

We talk about compulsive sexual behaviour when a person has, in an excessive way, recurrent sexual fantasies and anxiety about behaviors related to sex. This results in a state of impulsivity that is difficult for the patient to stop. It has its diagnostic criteria...
Best Books To Read About Addiction and Recovery 2021

Best Books To Read About Addiction and Recovery 2021

One of the best ways to manage any addiction issues if you are going through them yourself or support a loved one as they work their way through the recovery process is to learn about what addiction is, the different approaches to managing it, and read the stories of...
Morphine Dependence – Warning Signs and Symptoms

Morphine Dependence – Warning Signs and Symptoms

Morphine is a painkiller obtained from the opium plant (Papaver somniferum), popularly known as the opium poppy. This is one of the most well-known and used drugs in antiquity, which has now been replaced by its famous derivatives, morphine and especially heroin. The...