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Construction Of The Addiction Process: The Building Blocks

Ashish Bhatt ❘

Each individual has building blocks that make them more or less likely to develop an addiction, such as genetics and environment.

Positive And Negative Reinforcement: The Pursuit Of Pleasure And The Escape From Pain

Ashish Bhatt ❘

The reasons someone starts and continues using drugs depends on the individual, and may be influenced by positive or negative reinforcements.

Definitions Of Addiction: Historical Views Versus Today’s Views

Ashish Bhatt ❘

The definitions of addiction have changed throughout the years since the classification of substance use disorders began in the early 19th century.

Chemical Communicators: How Drugs Speak To The Brain

Ashish Bhatt ❘

Throughout the brain and CNS, chemical communicators are passed along to carry information, and imbalances in these chemicals can lead to serious issues.

Introducing Dr. Ashish Bhatt

Hayley Hudson ❘

Addiction Center is proud to announce our partnership with Dr. Ashish Bhatt, MD, MRO, a leading physician, addiction medicine specialist, and psychiatrist.

Psychoactive Substances

Cindy Hardy ❘

Psychoactive substances are drugs which alter a person's brain chemistry. They include depressants, stimulants, hallucinogens, and inhalants.

Benefits of Recovery vs. Discomfort of Withdrawal

Cindy Hardy ❘

During detox and recovery, withdrawal involves discomfort, but the benefits of overcoming addiction far outweigh withdrawal pains.

Difficulty Trusting Yourself And Others In Recovery

Cindy Hardy ❘

A life of addiction can make it difficult to trust yourself or to believe others, but the success of recovery depends on opening yourself to feedback.

Fear in the Early Stages of Recovery

Cindy Hardy ❘

A life of addiction involves fear, and the prospect of starting recovery might be frightening. However, overcoming fear is the key to finding freedom.

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