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treating addictions, depression, anxiety and other dependencies with holistic ortho molecular and nutritional therapies. Balancing brain chemistry
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CDC admits flu vaccines don't work (which is why you need a new one every year)

CDC admits flu vaccines don't work (which is why you need a new one every year) | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
CDC admits flu vaccines don't work (which is why you need a new one every year)
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I am so against flu shots.  It is better to boost your own immune system and stop filling your brain with toxins.  Very bad for children.

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A nicotine receptor in the brain explains everything

A nicotine receptor in the brain explains everything | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
If you are conscious and making sense of the world, you have your dorsolateral prefrontal cortex to thank. Same, if you can remember a string of numbers long enough to walk into the next room and punch them into a telephone keypad.
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not sure the science is being reported in the correct way -acetylcholine is the bio-chemical nureotransmittor in the paritel lobe - Glutamine is the amno acid conected to the GABA nuerotransmitter  which is in the temporal lobe . good news discovery.  Again the bottom line is when the brain chemicals are balanced and working right the brain doesn't "crave" and you can eliminate unwanted behaviors.

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Serotonin System in Women’s Brains Is Damaged More Readily by Alcohol Than That in Men’s Brains

After only four years of problem drinking, a significan…
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Lasting Toxicity In The Brain From Ecstasy Drug

Lasting Toxicity In The Brain From Ecstasy Drug | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Recreational use of Ecstasy - the illegal "rave" drug t…
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Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription Drugs - CBS Atlanta

Study: 70 Percent Of Americans On Prescription Drugs - CBS Atlanta | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Research finds that nearly 70 percent of Americans are on at least one prescription drug, and more than half receive at least two prescriptions.
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I am not surprised by this.  the epedemic in this country is  not the disease by the supposed cure.

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Your Brain on Drugs: Dopamine and Addiction | Going Mental | Big Think

Your Brain on Drugs: Dopamine and Addiction | Going Mental | Big Think | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
What is happening to the neurochemistry of an addict's brain that makes that person so unable to do without cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamines?
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Serotonin levels affect the brain’s response to anger | University of Cambridge

Serotonin levels affect the brain’s response to anger | University of Cambridge | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
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Chronic Pain Costs +$600 Billion U.S./year

Chronic Pain Costs +$600 Billion U.S./year | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Chronic pain affects 116 million Americans and costs the U.S. as much as $635 billion each year, according to a new report from the Institute of Medicine (IOM) that called for changes in how chronic pain is managed.
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cranial electro stimulation therapy/infrared light treatments are a great alternative to medication and promotes long term relief and healing that is not available with medication. this could significantly reduce costs - but then again the drug companies wouldn't like that

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A New Report Shows Methadone Treatment is Ineffective | The Life Works Community Blog

A New Report Shows Methadone Treatment is Ineffective | The Life Works Community Blog | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
While the government pours money into methadone, the numbers show it is larglely inefective in treating heroin addiction.

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Anna Deeds, LPC's curator insight, December 30, 2012 1:39 PM

Methadone is ineffective because most clinics don't offer much treatment. Seeing a counselor once or twice a month isn't enough. Lately, there's been more interest in moving toward adding recovery treatment to methadone at least in Pennsylvania. I say its about time. I worked at Addiction Specialists, inc which is offering recovery treatment. ASI offers treatment, partial, rehab and group therapy. More clinics need to follow their example.  Methadone clients need more counseling and group therapy. The drug alone only stops withdrawal. It doesn't stop the obsession or urge to get high. It doesn't change your environment. 

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More to add to the methadone controversy

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Brain Scans Reveal Pain Is "Visible"

Brain Scans Reveal Pain Is "Visible" | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Scientists have found that pain may in fact have a "signature" visible via fMRI scans.
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Prescription Painkillers: Misuse, Abuse and Deaths

Prescription Painkillers: Misuse, Abuse and Deaths | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Americans are dying in ever-increasing numbers from overdoses of opioid painkillers.* Skyrocketing abuse of and dependence on prescription painkillers combined with growing sales has contributed to this increase in overdoses and deaths.
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Neuroscience just got faster, cheaper and easier

Neuroscience just got faster, cheaper and easier | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Richard Gershon has a shiny new toolbox for neuroscientists that will revolutionize their clinical research by making it radically faster, cheaper and more accurate.
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Addictive Disorders | Psychology Today

Addictive Disorders | Psychology Today | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Ingestion addictions, such as alcohol, other drugs, and food, and process addictions such as gambling, sex, and love, and work are about erasing the pain; it's the fight or flight. Everyone raised in families or ...

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Alcoholism: The Vitamin Cure

Heavy drinkers need these nutrients especially. Dosages and references for vitamins, amino acids, and minerals are provided.
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With great success we follow this approach - heal the brain and recovery follows.

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Why I Left AA After 12 Years | The Fix

Why I Left AA After 12 Years | The Fix | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
I needed to recover from 12-step recovery. Years after leaving the rooms, I'm grateful for a life of serenity and moderate drinking.
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brave declaration - as those who have drank the koolaid of AA despise people in and out of AA who disagree

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Childhood Emotional Abuse Is Dramatically Strong Among Male Alcohol-Dependent Individuals

Childhood Emotional Abuse Is Dramatically Strong Among Male Alcohol-Dependent Individuals | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Individuals who drink excessively or are alcohol depend…
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Brain Neurotransmitters Are The Key to Drug Addiction Recovery

Brain Neurotransmitters Are The Key to Drug Addiction Recovery | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Four key groups of neurotransmitters or "brain messengers" are related specifically to substance abuse. These particular messengers are vital to our ability to experience pleasure and satisfaction.
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ON the right track - while this was written in 2009, the descriptions of 4 main NT's is not quite accurate - correctly it is dopamine, Acetylcholine, GABA and serotonin. And yes it is accurate to state that a complete recovery is possible when these chemicals in the brain are balanced and restored to normal levels so THEN cognitive change can begin.

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Addiction and the brain: the role of neurotransmitters in the cause and treatment of drug dependence

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Neuroplasticity

For decades, scientists thought that the adult human brain was static and unchanging. But in the last few decades, we have learned that the adult brain is mo...
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Factors Other Than Pain Affect Long-Term Use of Strong Pain Medications After Surgery

Factors Other Than Pain Affect Long-Term Use of Strong Pain Medications After Surgery | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Non-pain-related factors -- including previous use of pain medications, high perceived risk of addiction, and symptoms of depression -- increase the risk of continuing to use strong pain-relieving drugs several months after surgery, reports a study...
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Opioid Abuse And Mood And Anxiety Disorders

Opioid Abuse And Mood And Anxiety Disorders | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Individuals suffering from mood and anxiety disorders such as bipolar, panic disorder and major depressive disorder may be more likely to abuse opioids, according to a new study led by researchers from the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public...
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Research Provides Clues to Alcohol Addiction Vulnerability

Research Provides Clues to Alcohol Addiction Vulnerability | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
  A Wake Forest Baptist Medical Center team studying alcohol addiction has new research that might shed light on why some drinkers are more susceptible to addiction than others.
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Addictive Disorders | Psychology Today

Addictive Disorders | Psychology Today | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Ingestion addictions, such as alcohol, other drugs, and food, and process addictions such as gambling, sex, and love, and work are about erasing the pain; it's the fight or flight. Everyone raised in families or ...

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LGBT Equality in Marriage and Mental Health | Phoenix House

LGBT Equality in Marriage and Mental Health | Phoenix House | Live a Wise Life - treating dependencies with holstic therapies | Scoop.it
Despite greater cultural acceptance, LGBT youth continue to have high rates of homelessness, substance abuse, depression and suicidal thoughts.
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