Addiction and Smoking Cessation
Addiction (substance use disorder) is a global epidemic and can encompass addiction to nicotine, alcohol, marijuana, opioids, cocaine, methamphetamine, amphetamine, and even gambling. Substance use disorder (SUD) is a chronic disease that has the potential for both recurrence and recovery. Call 480-448-2916 to schedule a detailed evaluation.
Substance use disrupts three primary regions of the brain: the basal ganglia, amygdala, and prefrontal cortex. Once disrupted, substance-seeking behavior is triggered. This leads to decreased brain sensitivity to pleasure or reward and reduced executive functioning ability to control impulses, actions, and emotions. These disruptions can continue to affect behavior even after an individual stops using substances.