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Addiction Recovery Weekly Roundup – February 1st Week

Addiction Weekly Roundup

1. Psychiatric Disorders Share Common Neural Circuit, Emotion Processing Dysfunction

A common pattern of aberrant brain activation during emotional processing may contribute to the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders, according to a meta-analysis published in the American Journal of Psychiatry. (


2. Higher opioid doses fail to lessen pain

Increasing chronic pain patients’ opioid prescription doses does not seem to improve pain, according to a Veterans Affairs study. (


3. After Hitting ‘Rock Bottom,’ Some Addicts And Alcoholics Find A Road To Recovery

Fred Muench was mired in a heroin addiction on and off for seven years before he entered recovery, eventually earning a doctorate in psychology. Now, president of the Center on Addiction, a New York-based nonprofit group, he says that creating goals helped him shift his mind-set away from the constant yearning for short-term pleasure.(

4. Is that all you get for being sober for years? A plastic keyring?

knew there was only one thing left to do to see Alex. I needed to track him down to a 12-step meeting in Notting Hill. And there are many to choose from; without Simon’s inside knowledge it would have been like finding a needle in a haystack. (


5. A Widow, Not A Wife: ‘Smacked’ Explores An Ex-Husband’s Secret Addiction

Writer Eilene Zimmerman and her ex-husband Peter had been separated for several years when Peter, a wealthy, high-powered attorney, began acting erratically. Days would go by and Zimmerman would hear nothing from him. (

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Can you leave the rehabilitation center?

You can leave the rehab any time, no one will compel you to stay at the rehab. However, dedication and continued treatment are required to fight addiction and achieve a sober life.

What are the Stages of Addiction?

There are various stages of addictions. The initial stage is the functioning individual with the addiction. The most common scenario is they have a job and their relationships are intact, but their health is depleting slowly because of their dependence.

What are narcotics and why people get it?

Narcotic analgesics (painkillers) are drugs that can reduce pain, cause numbness and/ or induce a state of unconsciousness. They have the tendency to cause tolerance and addiction

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