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End Stage Alcoholism Life Expectancy of an Alcoholic

Lisa is dedicated to helping individuals and families heal from the pain of addiction. She has extensive experience in working with patients at all levels of care and has additional training in family dynamics, codependency, relapse prevention, and stress management. Lisa brings her understanding and compassion to our team and believes that with the right […]
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Oregon drug decriminalization runs into Portland fentanyl, meth, open shooting up problems

For research purposes, methylphenidate can be a useful model drug to safely study the relationship between how drugs affect the brain and the subjective experience of drug reward. In July 2020, the FDA announced they were requiring manufacturers for all opioid pain relievers and drugs used to treat opioid use disorder (OUD) to add […]
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The Connection Between Alcohol and Dopamine

While in the process of drinking, alcohol acts as a stimulant, but as drinking tapers off, it begins to act more as a sedative. A person with high levels of dopamine, whether due to temperament or to a transient—perhaps chemically induced state—can be described as a sensation seeker. The upside of sensation seeking is that people […]
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