Do Negative Childhood Experiences Increase the Chances of Addiction in Adulthood?

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Is drug addiction the result of childhood experiences? One researcher thinks it could be. Dr. Daniel Sumrok from the Center for Addiction Sciences at the University of Tennessee Health Science Center’s College of Medicine has examined the link between childhood experiences and substance abuse — and the results are surprising. What Are Adverse Childhood Experiences? Someone with […]

Replacement Addictions and How We Can Help

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When a recovering addict replaces one addiction with another, this is what’s known as addiction replacement, which is something in which we frequently see. An individual may come to our treatment center in order to combat their alcohol addiction and while they begin to overcome their psychological and physical need to drink, they seek that […]

How Alcohol Contributes to Systemic Inflammation

How Alcohol Contributes to Systemic Inflammation - The Meadows Texas

Inflammation is a normal function of the human body, the immune system’s first reaction to a perceived danger. However, when inflammation occurs too often, it represents a grave health threat. A number of lifestyle choices can increase a person’s risk of chronic systemic inflammation. They include smoking, a diet high in sugar and trans fats, […]