Addiction Recovery

Why People Cut Themselves 1

by Dr. George Crabb on April 7, 2010 · 2 comments

The day in the office had been a demanding one. Many sick individuals needing medical care and compassion. As I entered into the next room I was startled to see a 16 year old girl in long sleeves sitting in the corner with her mother sitting next to her. I was taken back by her […]

Effects of Drinking Alcohol 2

by Dr. George Crabb on April 6, 2010 · 0 comments

Thank you for returning to find out the devastating effects that alcohol has on the brain and the body. In the case of alcohol, the neurotransmitters involved are gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA) and glutamine. GABA is an inhibitor while the effects of glutamine are excitatory. Alcohol increases the effects of GABA while at the same time […]

Effects of Drinking Alcohol 1

by Dr. George Crabb on April 5, 2010 · 1 comment

Alcohol’s devastating effects have been felt by individuals, their families and our society for thousands of years. The first mention of alcohol in the Bible is related to an episode in the life of Noah where he becomes intoxicated. This tragic event with its associated negative consequences on Noah and his family is recorded in […]

The Effects of Uppers 2 – Ritalin Speed Aderol

by Dr. George Crabb on April 1, 2010 · 0 comments

What follows is the devastation that uppers do to the brain and body. Thanks for returning. “Uppers” are basically derived from two chemicals. One is called amphetamine and the second one is called methylphenidate. These chemicals stimulate the central nervous system by effecting the release and uptake of dopamine, which is one of the naturally-occurring […]

The Effects of Uppers 1 – Ritalin Speed Aderol

by Dr. George Crabb on March 31, 2010 · 0 comments

Justin is a 27 year old man that came to my office one day seeking help because of his longstanding addiction to Adderall. Adderall along with Ritalin and Concerta are known as “uppers,” “stimulants” or “speed.” Justin had been addicted for approximately 3 years. He went on to tell me, “It’s all I wanted. It […]

How do People Get Addicted to Pornography 2

by Dr. George Crabb on March 30, 2010 · 0 comments

We left off yesterday with the following statement – I think I can say without fear of contradiction that the medical profession has demonstrated certain facts in relationship to pornography. These fall into four categories, and they are absolutely predictable! Let’s look closely at each one. #1 Addiction Pornography is as addictive as alcohol, drugs, […]

How do People Get Addicted to Pornography 1

by Dr. George Crabb on March 29, 2010 · 1 comment

Lori was a beautiful child, three years old, with blonde hair and blue eyes. She was playing outside her home in a Denver suburb when a man enticed her into his car. Three days later a party of hikers found Lori in a park in the foothills of the Rockies. They heard a child’s cry […]

How to Overcome Methamphetamine Addiction Part 2

by Dr. George Crabb on March 25, 2010 · 3 comments

“Ice” is ‘crystalline methamphetamine hydrochloride,’ and can be smoked or injected intravenously, whereas plan methamphetamine powder is snorted or taken orally. The ice form of the drug gives a more intense high, or “rush,” than the powder form of the drug. It is many times more addictive than the powder form. The powder form is […]

How To Overcome Methamphetamine Addiction Part 1

by Dr. George Crabb on March 24, 2010 · 2 comments

Matt was a young man of 17 that I first meet in my medical clinic in 1996. His mother brought him to me in order to address his drug use. Matt had been smoking, drinking and sniffing glue since junior high. He had then graduated to marijuana and a “little” cocaine in his early high […]

How To Overcome Cocaine Addiction Part 2

by Dr. George Crabb on March 23, 2010 · 2 comments

Welcome back – let’s look deeper into how cocaine does its evil work on the body. Cocaine is one of the world’s most powerful stimulants of natural origin. As the drug is consumed by the user it enhances the secretion of NRTs in their brain resulting in feelings of euphoria, heightened alertness, increased concentration and […]

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