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Gaba: Definition, Functions, Production, Release, role in Addiction and recovery

GABA is an inhibitory neurotransmitter that helps calm down overexcited neurons and maintain balance in brain activity, according to a study titled “GABA Receptor,” authored by Mary J. Allen et al. (February 2023). The primary function of Gaba is to regulate the activity of nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord. It helps prevent…

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July 8, 2024

Adrenaline: Definition, Functions, Release and Role in Addiction

Adrenaline is a hormone and neurotransmitter released by the adrenal glands in response to stress or perceived danger. It is also known as epinephrine, and its chemical structure is similar to noradrenaline, another important neurotransmitter. Its main function is to increase heart rate and blood pressure, which helps deliver more oxygen and nutrients to muscles…

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July 8, 2024

Endorphins: Definition, Functions, Production, Release, role in Addiction and Recovery

Endorphins are chemical compounds known as neurotransmitters produced and released by the body in response to certain stimuli. They are crucial in regulating emotions, pain perception, and pleasure. These natural painkillers bind to specific receptors in the brain and block the transmission of pain signals. They help reduce the perception of pain and induce feelings…

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July 8, 2024

Oxytocin: Definition, Functions, Production, Release and Role in Addiction

Oxytocin is a hormone produced in the hypothalamus and secreted by the pituitary gland. It is often referred to as the "love hormone" due to its role in social bonding and attachment, but it also has other vital functions in the body. This hormone's functions are social bonding, maternal behavior, sexual reproduction, and regulation of…

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July 8, 2024

Cortisol: Definition, Functions, Release, and Role in Addiction

Cortisol is a steroid hormone produced by the adrenal glands, which are located on top of the kidneys. It belongs to a class of hormones called glucocorticoids, which regulate various metabolic functions in the body. Cortisol regulates the body's response to stress, maintains blood pressure and cardiovascular function, regulates metabolism and immune response, and increases…

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July 8, 2024

Serotonin: Definition, Functions, Release and its role in addiction.

Serotonin is a chemical messenger, also known as a neurotransmitter, produced and released by nerve cells in the brain, according to the Cleveland Clinic Journal on “ Serotonin.”: (March 2022). It is often called the "happy hormone" because it regulates feelings of well-being and happiness. Serotonin is crucial in bodily functions, including mood regulation, digestion,…

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July 8, 2024

Dopamine: Definition, Functions, Release, Role in Addiction, Activities That Release It, and How to Prevent Dependency

Dopamine is a neurotransmitter responsible for transmitting signals between neurons in our brain. It is crucial in regulating various functions such as movement, motivation, reward, and attention. It is released from the neurons in the brain and acts as a chemical messenger, transmitting signals between nerve cells.  Dopamine plays a significant role in cognitive functions…

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July 8, 2024

new jersey drug related crime statistics

New Jersey Drug-Related Crime Statistics

New Jersey Division of Criminal Justice (NJDCJ) estimates that over 70% of violent crime in the state was a result of drug activity.  While drug-related crime has fallen in the past year, it is staggeringly high compared to the nation. Let’s understand what the situation looks like on the ground.  KEY TAKEAWAYS: General Insights General…

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June 14, 2024

Most Addictive Drug Types

According to the National Survey on Drug Use and Health (NSDUH) conducted by the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) in 2019, approximately 19.3 million Americans aged 12 and older battled a substance use disorder in the past year. This number represents approximately 7.4% of the US population. This addiction concern has led…

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June 14, 2024

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