October 2012 - Page 2 of 10 - Sovereign Health Group

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10-20-12 Category: Treatment

The Binge Eating Cycle: Breaking Free We develop patterns of behavior early in life. We start associating certain events with certain behaviors. One such pattern is our behavior with food. Being fed by our parents when we were young may come to represent being cared for or being loved. On the other hand, not being […]

10-20-12 Category: Chronic Pain

How can chronic pain be cured? Treating chronic pain is a challenge! Chronic pain usually does not respond to standard treatment, since establishing the cause of pain is often difficult. Further, the presence of pain for a long period of time may lead to other disease conditions such as depression. The accompanying condition, whether the […]

10-20-12 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Binge Drinking and Cognition Many of us may be doing considerable damage to our brains because of our drinking habits, without even knowing it. One does not have to meet the criteria for alcohol abuse or addiction for alcohol to negatively impact our brain and cognitive functioning. There has been growing concern over the effects […]

10-20-12 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Brain Damage and Dysfunction in Alcoholism Brain damage is a serious and common consequence of continued heavy drinking. Brain examinations in individuals with a history of continued drinking show that alcohol causes physical and neurological damage to the brain. Evidence of this damage includes structural changes in the brain. Individuals with a history of chronic […]

10-20-12 Category: Alcohol Addiction

Part I – Understanding and Caring for Individuals with Alcohol Induced Brain Disorders Treatment and recovery from alcohol induced brain disorders is rarely possible without family involvement. Individuals suffering from Alcohol Dementia, also known as Wernicke’s-Korsakoff Syndrome, need to be taken care of, both during and after treatment. Individuals who have suffered from these disorders […]

10-20-12 Category: Alcohol Addiction

When we talk of treatment and recovery from brain damage and syndromes caused by alcohol, abstinence is the only way out! Recovery of the brain,  its metabolic functions, blood flow ? even reversal of brain shrinkage to some extent ? can take place with only a few weeks of abstinence from alcohol. However, going back […]

10-20-12 Category: Addiction Treatment, Drug Rehab

Synthetic marijuana, often sold as K2 or Spice, is a potentially lethal drug that is currently legal and sold at head shops and over the internet all over the world.  I have been in the addiction treatment for over 13 years and have never seen such a devastating drug as K2/Spice.  When I was working […]

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Whether you choose inpatient or outpatient treatment will depend largely upon the depth of your addiction, distance from the rehab facility and work and family commitments. If you are managing to keep up with work or education responsibilities and are only drinking or using at night – then it is likely that you could do […]

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10-20-12 Category: Alcohol Addiction, Mental Health

A study preformed in Northern Kentucky University, involving college students between the ages of twenty one to thirty three, shows that consuming an energy drink alcohol cocktail significantly raises the dangers of alcohol consumption. The secret ingredient in Energy drinks, caffeine, potentiates the toxic effects of alcohol. When doctors prescribe medication, they always tell patients […]

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Henri Begleiter

Professor Henri Begleiter, PhD, of the State University of New York, believes that his findings regarding brainwaves have definite applications in treating and preventing addiction. He believes that it is possible to use behavioral and pharmacological means to reduce the hyper excitability in young adolescents who are at risk. He also believes that intense education […]

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