Addiction

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Theory explaining addiction wins LouisvilleKY’s Grawemeyer psychology award

Story and photo from grawemeyer.org Louisville, KY., – University of Michigan researchers Kent Berridge and Terry Robinson have won the 2019 University of Louisville Grawemeyer Award for Psychology for explaining how our brains process “liking” versus “wanting” and how neural sensitization of the “wanting” system plays a key role in drug addiction. “Liking” and “wanting” may sound like similar processes, but Berridge and Robinson found they are produced by different brain systems. “Wanting” is driven by large pathways in the brain that use the neurotransmitter dopamine, while “liking” is controlled in smaller, pleasure-generating hotspots that do not use dopamine. The…


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Helping Women Escape Addiction is #1 for Driven Purpose

A Louisville Sober Living House Amanda Scott emerged from a life saddled with addiction to help start DrivenPurpose.org, which operates a home for women who want to change their lives for the better by getting clean in a safe and healthy environment. The Sober Living House, at 4610 West Market Street, has already helped several women escape troubled lives and learn to live without drugs or alcohol. Want to Help? Visit Buffalo Wild Wings on Taylorsville Road Feb 12th and present them with this ticket. They will donate 10% of sales. Scott appeared on a recent episode of the Rusty…


The Healing Place, Heroin and Helping Celebrate Freedom

On Friday, the Healing Place holds its annual Celebrate Freedom Dinner. Laurie Dhue, a former cable TV news anchor who appeared on MSNBC, CNN and Fox, will be there to talk about her personal journey and recovery from addiction. She will be a guest on my podcast, the Rusty Satellite Show, and I’m looking forward to speaking with her. If you don’t know about the work of The Healing Place, you should. Addiction is not pretty, and ruins more lives than you can imagine. I went to the Celebrate Freedom Dinner a few years ago, when the actress Ashley Judd…