“In every community, there is work to be done. In every nation, there are wounds to heal. In every heart, there is the power to do it.” | Marianne Williamson, author
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“Last year, 20 Million people needed substance abuse treatment, yet did not seek help. For each person on the path to recovery, it takes a collective of people and support to help them get there. Heroes in Recovery aims to remove the social stigma associated with addiction by celebrating the heroic effort it takes to seek help.”
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A novel study published in the Journal of Neuroscience has suggested that the use of certain memory-boosting drugs paired with some behavioral therapy may assist in curbing drug addiction.
The study outlined that D-cycloserine, a drug used for the treatment of fear and anxiety disorders, could serve as a medication for addicts to inhibit themselves from taking drugs.
These substance abusers, which offer behavioral treatment as well, assist drug addicts in keeping them from relapse. In many cases, anti-addiction drugs fail to prevent a person from falling back into old habits, uncovers www. sify. com.
The research study, done by a team of researchers from Yale University, was conducted on a number of rats.
“Extinction therapy usually only works where the therapy takes place, like a treatment center”, Torregrossa explained. “Using drugs like D-cycloserine to make extinction work more broadly is a big advancement in the treatment of addiction”.
The study findings have claimed that use of extinction therapy with D-cycloserine, could prevent chances of relapsing, even when a person lands in a varied environment.