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How Long Does It Take Your Brain to Recover From Addiction?

How Long Does It Take Your Brain to Recover From Addiction?

Many people who have started using addictive substances are not aware that the harmful chemicals found in drugs and alcohol may change brain chemistry. A person’s brain goes through substantial changes, especially before age 25. The brain’s neurotransmitters are capable of adapting while seeking balance in its production of dopamine, and interrupting this process with … Read more

What Are the Signs of a Depressive Episode?

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The word “depression” pops up a lot these days in the media and in many daily conversations. But this high frequency of usage does not mean that most people understand depression as well as they should. For example, have you heard of a “depressive episode?” According to the Anxiety and Depression Association of America, over 16 … Read more