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The Brain Chemistry of Being a Loved One
Many people who have loved an addict have felt like they were going insane from all the chaos, worry, regret, fear, anger, confusion and more that comes with caring for someone who is in active drug addiction.

Comorbidity and Recovery
Many people have comorbidities along with their addiction to meth or other drugs. Some examples could be: Depression, ADD/ADHD, Psychosis, Anxiety/Panic disorder, Bipolar disorder, Post Traumatic Stress Disorder, Sleep disorders

The brain is a very adaptable, and it "learns" things over time. One thing that our brains learn to do is to anticipate reactions to stimuli. You know the thing about Pavlov's dogs where they rang a bell before they fed the dogs every time they fed them, and after a while just ringing the bell made the dogs salivate? This is because the dog's brain learned to anticipate the food arriving because of the bell ringing. Our brains associate things going on around us with things that happen.

Dopamine, Methamphetamines, and You

  • What does dopamine do anyway?
  • How do brain chemicals like Dopamine work?
  • This is your brain on Meth!
  • How can the brain ever be normal again?
  • What about the receptors that were destroyed?
  • Are there any medicines that can help?


Metabolism, Weight Gain and Recovery from Meth
Recovering from active meth addiction presents some special challenges, one of those being unwanted weight gain. Before understanding some specific weight problems related to meth use, we need to have a good understanding of how our metabolism works in general.

The New York State Department of Health has placed on its web site a comprehensive thematic index to methamphetamine-related literature which appears in peer-reviewed journals. This document is entitled "A Key to the Methamphetamine-Related Literature"
This comprehensive resource contains hypertext links from each of thousands of citations to the National Library of Medicine's PubMed page containing the abstract for the corresponding article. The PDF also contains very useful bookmarks for navigating within the document.

The Governor's Task Force on Methamphetamine Abuse final report released in Sept.2004. The strategy to address the methamphetamine epidemic in Tennessee and what should be done.
http://www.tennessee.gov/governor/methreport.pdf or click here

New Study Suggests Methamphetamine Withdrawal is Associated with Brain Changes Similar to Those Seen in Depression and Anxiety

NIH News Release-Methamphetamine Abuse Leads to Long-Lasting Changes in the Human Brain that are Linked to Impaired Coordination and Memory - - 03/01/2001

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