Category Archives: Sober living

Our-homes MASH Certified Sober House

Beyond sober homes, Boston appears to bear much of the burden of the statewide opioid crisis. Of the 3,557 narcotics-related ambulance transports to city hospitals last year, 29 percent were for people who list home addresses outside of Boston. The proliferation of sober homes in Roxbury and Dorchester came as the use of opiates exploded […]

New York Reaches a Deal to Legalize Recreational Marijuana The New York Times

Content Signs of Marijuana (Weed) Addiction How Pot Affects Your Mind and Body Public Messages It is usually marked by a change in behavior, where the person becomes consistently focused on using that substance regardless of potential negative outcomes. Addiction can be physical, psychological, or both at the same time. “We worry about kids using […]

Alcoholism and Kidney Disease

Long-term alcohol use can affect bone density, leading to thinner bones and increasing your risk of fractures if you fall. Experts recommend avoiding excessive amounts of alcohol if you have diabetes or hypoglycemia. Here’s a breakdown of alcohol’s effects on your internal organs and body processes. These effects might not last very long, but that […]

How alcohol and drugs rewire your brain by changing how your genes work

The motivation of behavior based on avoidance of discomfort is called negative reinforcement. Both positive and negative reinforcement play a role in alcoholism (Koob et al. 1994). Neurotransmitters are chemicals that allow signal transmission, and thus communication, among nerve cells (i.e., neurons). One neurotransmitter used by many neurons throughout the brain is serotonin, also known […]

CBT for Alcoholism and Drug Addiction: Does It Work?

Family members are counselled so as identify potential risk factors for relapse, such as emotional and behavioural changes. Dealing effectively with interpersonal problems in the family, and improving communication and avoiding conflicts have been effectively employed in the Indian context16,17. Rajiv a 45 year old gentleman, presented with long history of alcohol dependence. His father […]