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Tiny Brain Cell Connector May Drive Cocaine Addiction

Tiny Brain Cell Connector May Drive Cocaine Addiction

Medical researchers have long known that cocaine works by binding to brain cells, stopping those cells from absorbing the feel-good chemical known as dopamine. As dopamine accumulates between brain cells, feelings of reward and pleasure are enhanced. Scientists have even identified regions on brain cells most affected by moderate to…

Drug Overdose Deaths Rise Sharply

Drug Overdose Deaths Rise Sharply

The Centers for Disease Controls and Prevention (CDC) now reports that 107,622 people died from a drug overdose in 2021. That’s up 15% from 2020 when 93,655 people died from that cause. Deaths involving opioids also jumped 15% in 2021, rising from 70,029 in 2020 to 80,816 in 2021. And…

Deaths Attributable to Alcohol Abuse on the Rise

Deaths Attributable to Alcohol Abuse on the Rise

Researchers from Cedars-Sinai just announced findings in JAMA Network Open on alcohol abuse (AUD) that confirm the fears of many. Deaths from alcohol abuse have risen sharply during the pandemic. Mortality rates for all age groups and sexes have increased. The research team based their findings on deidentified 2012-2019 data…

Aware Recovery Care Adds More Top Management Talent
  • May 6, 2022

Aware Recovery Care Adds More Top Management Talent

Aware Recovery Care has appointed Brian Holzer M.D. as its new Chief Executive Officer and Erin Scraper as its new Chief Operating Officer. Their appointments come as Aware continues to rapidly increase the number of people it serves and expand to additional markets across the U.S.   Dr. Holzer arrives…

How Excessive Drinking Impacts Health

How Excessive Drinking Impacts Health

Alcohol use is up sharply in the U.S., due in part to the pandemic. One impact of this rise – liver transplants, and patients waitlisted for liver transplants are up 50%. Alcohol liver disease is the primary reason patients require transplants. Why does the liver suffer when a person drinks…

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