On The Front Page Of CNN.com, Dr. Sanjay Gupta Reveals The Truth About Prescription Medication Addiction As A Brain Disease
ONE80CENTER would like to point out the importance of the Front Page Article on CNN.com about the great toll of prescription drug abuse and how prescription medication addiction is a brain disease. Dr. Sanjay Gupta, an addiction specialist, writes an intelligent and provocative piece that needs to be seen by the mainstream of this country. Dr. Gupta states the following conviction of the majority of doctors and scientists in the field of addiction research: “Truth is most of the researchers I have interviewed over the last decade all seem to agree on one thing: addiction is a brain disease. The latest science shows how the dependence on drugs or alcohol can change the brain chemistry, altering pain and reward centers. As a result of this latest science, the idea of therapy alone to treat addiction is waning.”
Prescription Painkiller Addiction Is A Brain Disease
Beyond drugs, ONE80CENTER employs a variety of healing techniques from EMDR to Equine Therapy to help the addict begin the path of recovery. We admire and appreciate the compassionate perspective of addiction specialist Dr. Sanjay Gupta, and his focus on the chain of responsibility when it comes to prescribing prescription drugs. Prevention of abuse and educating patients on the safe usage of prescription medication begins with the doctor prescribing the medication. Gupta highlights how the prescription drug problem is not just about abuse of prescription painkillers, but the careless misuse of prescription medication across the board. Without education and prevention, the plague of prescription medication addiction will continue.