An addiction refers to a condition in which you are dependent on a particular activity, substance, or thing. When you are addicted to something, you have a strong dependency, craving, or compulsion to get or do the thing you are addicted to. This can be an overpowering compulsion that takes over other aspects of your
Dementia is a brain disorder that occurs when neurons in the brain stop functioning properly. Brain cells die as connections are lost, though neuron function is commonly lost to some degree as we age. However, dementia itself doesn’t naturally occur with age. As a result of dementia, cognitive function continues to diminish. People who have
Dr. Raymond Zakhari, NP Dealing with addiction is very difficult. Many people are reluctant to address their addiction and detox from alcohol, opioids, benzodiazepines because they perceive a significant inconvenience in going away to a program. These people are usually highly successful in their chosen professions and have a tremendous incentive to get clean and
By Dr. Raymond Zakhari While it may seem obvious in order to stop an addiction one has to stop using the addictive substance. Quitting a narcotics addiction, in particular, can be very uncomfortable, and the discomfort during the initial detoxification process often leads people to abandon their efforts. A medically supervised detox may alleviate some
Dr. Raymond Zakhari, NP The average male much less an alpha male is not going to eagerly lie on a stranger’s couch and discuss their feelings. Feelings for many men are a tactile sensation commonly experienced through the use of their largest organ (the skin). Most men characterize health in terms of function and form.