Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Nutrition / Diet

Sugar alters brain chemistry after only 12 days

New research in pigs finds that sugar intake alters the reward-processing circuitry of the brain in a similar way to addictive drugs. Whenever we learn something new or experience something pleasurable, our brain’s reward system becomes activated. With the help of natural brain chemicals, several brain areas communicate with each other to help us learn […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs Pain / Anesthetics

Veterans benefit from pain treatment without drugs

A new study finds a lower risk of adverse post-treatment outcomes among returning military service personnel with chronic pain who received nondrug therapy. Share on PinterestNew research shows that some nondrug therapies, including exercise therapy, can help relieve pain in veterans. Many people returning from military deployment experience physical and mental health issues. These can […]

Alcohol / Addiction / Illegal Drugs

What to know about marijuana detox

Marijuana contains many compounds, including tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) and cannabidiol (CBD). These compounds remain in the system after use, but many factors can affect how long they stay there. This can influence the length and side effects of the marijuana detox process. THC and CBD attach to the same cannabinoid receptors as endocannabinoids, which are chemicals […]