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"Substance use and abuse in South Africa"

Posted by LP User on Friday, November 16, 2018,

An interesting read from an Intergrative approach by a local team at UCT
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TRE gets mentioned on FOX NEWS

Posted by LP User on Wednesday, June 7, 2017,

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Amphetamines: "tik" and other stimulants

Posted by LP User on Monday, August 24, 2015, In : addiction treatment 
Amphetamines represent a category of drugs known as stimulants and speed up the central nervous system. They act in a similar way as the natural hormone adrenaline would in the body.

Amphetamines include dextroamphetamines (legally manufactured medications) which have been used for hyperactivity, sleeping and eating disorders; and methamphetamines (illegally manufactured substances eg tik.

Short term effects may include: increased alertness and energy, feeling of well-being, increased heart ra...
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Dr Gabor Mate talks about addiction and power

Posted by LP User on Monday, March 3, 2014, In : addiction treatment 
"Any behavior that gives you temporary relief/ pleasure which causes consequences, but you cant give it up"

Some peoples' brain are more susceptible to liking dopamine (the chemical that is produced after most substances are induced)?
What has happened to these peoples brains (in childhood)?

It is imperative to look at the past environmental factors to understand this: stress, abuse, neglect, emptiness, loss, trauma... brings about the "hook" of dopamine.

People in power often are empty, trau...
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