Association with cannabis and psychosis confirmed

 November 29, 2014 by  

Association with cannabis and psychosis confirmed More recent studies have shown clear evidence that marijuana can cause psychotic symptoms. It has been widely recognized that some persons that smoke cannabis are at higher risk of psychotic symptoms such as paranoid thoughts, auditory hallucinations, and delusions. These symptoms mimic symptoms closely related to schizophrenia. Since the THC (the psychoactive ingredient in cannabis) amount has increased from 3-5% from the 60’s to 30% in genetically engineered plants, more psychotic behavior has been reported. Studies have shown that “age at onset of cannabis is directly associated with age at onset of psychosis and… Read more

INSynergy Treatment for Heroin- St. Louis

 January 27, 2013 by  

Animoto – INSynergy Treatment for Heroin – St. Louis

Can Addiction be Treated Successfully?

 January 17, 2013 by  

Treatment and Recovery   Can Addiction be Treated Successfully? Yes. Addiction is a treatable disease. Discoveries in the science of addiction have led to advances in drug abuse treatment that help people stop abusing drugs and resume their productive lives. Can Addiction Be Cured? Addiction need not be a life sentence. Like other chronic diseases, addiction can be managed successfully. Treatment enables people to counteract addiction’s powerful disruptive effects on brain and behavior and regain control of their lives. These images of the dopamine transporter show the brain’s remarkable potential to recover, at least partially, after a long abstinence from… Read more

What are the principles of effective addiction treatment?

 January 17, 2013 by  

What are the principles of effective addiction treatment? Research shows that combining treatment medications, where available, with behavioral therapy is the best way to ensure success for most patients. Treatment approaches must be tailored to address each patient’s drug abuse patterns and drug-related medical, psychiatric, and social problems. How can medications help treat drug addiction? Different types of medications may be useful at different stages of treatment to help a patient stop abusing drugs, stay in treatment, and avoid relapse. Treating Withdrawal. When patients first stop abusing drugs, they can experience a variety of physical and emotional symptoms, including depression,… Read more

All drugs of abuse target the brain’s reward system by flooding the circuit with dopamine.

 January 17, 2013 by  

How do drugs work in the brain? Drugs are chemicals. They work in the brain by tapping into the brain’s communication system and interfering with the way nerve cells normally send, receive, and process information. Some drugs, such as marijuana and heroin, can activate neurons because their chemical structure mimics that of a natural neurotransmitter. This similarity in structure “fools” receptors and allows the drugs to lock onto and activate the nerve cells. Although these drugs mimic brain chemicals, they don’t activate nerve cells in the same way as a natural neurotransmitter, and they lead to abnormal messages being transmitted… Read more

Outpatient Addiction Rehabilitation at INSynergy

 January 17, 2013 by  

INSynergy is a comprehensive 6 month outpatient program involving monitoring your response to medications, nutrition, physical fitness, individual therapy, and group Cognitive Behavior Therapy. This is not an AA or 12-step based program. CBT groups are offered both during the day and evenings. All patients are encouraged to attend a many as possible. Individual sessions are held a minimum of once a week. Underlying family dynamics, marital issues and employment issues and legal issues are best addressed in individual sessions initially. The INSynergy Outpatient Treatment Strategy   Initial Visit Starts with a free and confidential consultation with our Program Director…. Read more

Co-Occuring Disorders Treatment

 January 17, 2013 by  

Co-occurring mental health and substance abuse disorders are very common and oftentimes overlooked. It has been estimated that 37 percent of alcohol abusers and 53 percent of drug abusers also have at least one serious mental illness. Conversely, it has been estimated that 29 percent of all people diagnosed as mentally ill abuse either alcohol or drugs. Mental health problems often predate substance abuse problems by 4-6 years; alcohol or other drugs may be used as a form of self-medication to alleviate the symptoms of the mental disorder. In some cases, substance abuse precedes the development of mental health problems…. Read more

How Vivitrol Treatment Works

 January 17, 2013 by  

How Vivitrol Treatment Works VIVITROL is prescription medication that is given as an injection by a healthcare provider, once a month or every 4 weeks. Usually it is covered by most types of health insurance as long as it’s active. If the insurance is inactive – your healthcare provider will explain to you how to renew EU card. When administered properly, a Vivitrol treament can: Prevent a relapse to opioid dependence after detox Treat Alcohol Addiction (Alcoholism) To be effective, Vivitrol treatment must be used with recovery programs, such as counseling. Alcohol is thought to stimulate the release of endogenous opioids, which may produce… Read more

INSynergy is the Premier Painless Detox Center in St. Louis, MO!

 January 17, 2013 by  

INSynergy | The Premier Alcohol and Drug Rehab in St. Louis, MO Detox from heroin or pain pills doesn’t have to be a miserable experience. The nausea, vomiting, chills, diarrhea, bone pain, is not a pleasurable experience. Only more heroin or pain pills will make it go away. Until now. Suboxone and Subutex is now available at INSynergy. With these new medications, one can be free of heroin and pain pill addiction and start a new life without the hassles of going inpatient. Detox can safely be achieved as an outpatient, many times within an hour. Induction can take up… Read more

Tobacco Addiction Treatment

 January 17, 2013 by  

Smoking remains the number one preventable cause of morbidity and mortality nationally, despite progress in reducing smoking prevalence over the past 40 years. While 21% of adults in the U.S. are current smokers, prevalence of smoking among clients in community drug abuse treatment programs are 3-4 times higher, and among staff in these programs smoking prevalence is about twice that in the general population. Smoking cessation intervention with persons in drug treatment is recommended in national clinical care standards; however, smoking cessation services are often not provided, or provided indifferently, in drug abuse treatment programs. INS addresses integration of smoking… Read more

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