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PCP Addiction Guide

The perception or experience of pain, emotion, learning, memory, and reaction to the environment are all regulated by glutamate. The hallucinogen and dissociative substance phencyclidine alters the brain’s glutamate levels, causing hallucinations. 

Top Meth Addiction Symptoms

Meth began as a way to keep troops in Germany, America, and Britain awake and ready for combat day and night during World War II. This process was repeated during the Vietnam War also. Since then, this drug has been administered in some form to treat allergies and colds. All amphetamines were categorized as Schedule […]

LSD Addiction Guide 

The most strictly regulated group of pharmaceuticals, Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act, includes LSD. The psychedelic hallucinogen lysergic acid diethylamide, also known as “Acid” or LSD, alters perception, sense of time and space, and mood. 

MDMA Addiction Guide 

Methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA), a psychoactive substance that elevates serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine levels, is also known as ecstasy and molly. Many people interpret it as euphoric sensations and a rise in confidence.

The Link Between Drug Addiction and Dopamine

A healthy brain detects and encourages desirable behaviors through pleasure, such as eating, socializing with others, and engaging in sexual activity. Because of the way our brains are wired, we are more prone to repeat rewarding behaviors. Dopamine is an important neurotransmitter in this process. Find out more about the link between drug addiction and […]

Ketamine Addiction Guide 

Misuse of ketamine can result in tolerance, dependency, and addiction, requiring users to take ever-higher doses of the drug to get the desired high. Outside of a medical setting, the effects of misused ketamine can be lethal and are exceedingly unpredictable. 

How Do Drugs Affect the Brain?

To learn more about our personalized recovery programs, contact Myrtle Beach Recovery. Our commitment to the 12-step program enables our residents to achieve lasting sobriety, self-confidence, and a fulfilled life. How Does The Brain Work? The brain is made up of billions of neurons, which are arranged into circuits and networks. Every neuron functions as […]

Ambien Addiction Guide 

Ambien belongs to the Sedative-Hypnotics drug subclass. Ambien works by activating the neurotransmitter GABA (CNS) to slow down the brain and central nervous system. Although used to treat insomnia, Ambien is only meant to be taken temporarily. Long term use can cause Ambien addiction. 

Adderall Addiction Guide 

The class of medications known as amphetamines includes the central nervous system stimulant Adderall (the commercial name for dextroamphetamine-amphetamine). With a doctor’s prescription, it is lawful in the US and was approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1996. Read on to learn more about adderall addiction and how we can help you.

What is a Wet Brain?

A brain condition known as wet brain, also known as Wernicke-Korsakoff syndrome (WKS), is linked to both the acute and chronic stages of thiamine (vitamin B1) deficiency. Thiamine depletion is a typical side effect of chronic heavy drinking and is evident in those with inadequate nutrition. Early detection is key to reversing the symptoms, but […]