addiction

White Already for Harvest

by Dr. George Crabb on February 11, 2014 · 0 comments

Our Lord compares unbelieving men to fields ready for the harvest. They are “fully ripe,” but who will go forth to the harvest? The need in our day is for men and women, like us, to fully understand the lateness of the hour and go forth to the harvest of souls. To properly view the […]

Ibogaine What is it and is it Safe?

by Dr. George Crabb on February 10, 2014 · 15 comments

Ibogaine (12-Methoxyibogamine) is a naturally occurring psychoactive substance found in a number of plants, principally in a member of the Apocynaceae family known as iboga. In recent times, it has been identified as having anti-addictive properties. It is a highly controlled substance in the United States. It is classified by the FDA as a Schedule […]

Addiction to Prescription Drugs

by Dr. George Crabb on February 9, 2014 · 0 comments

Prescription medications such as pain relievers, central nervous system depressants (tranquilizers and sedatives), and stimulants are highly beneficial treatments for a variety of health conditions. Pain relievers enable individuals with chronic pain to lead productive lives; tranquilizers can reduce anxiety and help patients with sleep disorders; and stimulants help people with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder […]

Teenagers and Prescription Drugs

by Dr. George Crabb on February 8, 2014 · 1 comment

A Dangerous New High When Amanda was 14 years of age she had the last of four sinus surgeries. The best part of the whole process, according to Amanda, was that she received hydrocodone or a common pain pill called Vicodin, Lortab, Norco, etc, every time. She took some of the pills for her pain […]

Effects of Drinking Alcohol 2

by Dr. George Crabb on February 7, 2014 · 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 […]

Addiction – It’s Many Faces – Part II

by Dr. George Crabb on February 5, 2014 · 0 comments

Introducing the Human Brain The human brain is the most complex organ in the body.  This three-pound mass of gray and white matter sits at the center of all human activity-you need it to drive a car, to enjoy a meal, to breathe, to create an artistic masterpiece, and to enjoy everyday activities.  In brief, […]

Addiction, Its Many Faces – Part I

by Dr. George Crabb on February 4, 2014 · 0 comments

Addiction to alcohol, nicotine, prescription medications, and illegal substances cost Americans upwards of half a trillion dollars a year, considering their combined medical, economic, criminal, and social impact. Every year, abuse of illicit drugs, prescription drugs, and alcohol contributes to the death of more than 100,000 Americans, while tobacco is linked to an estimated 440,000 […]

Help for the Addicts Family

by Dr. George Crabb on February 3, 2014 · 0 comments

“I have not seen or heard from my son in four weeks. I know he was alive a month ago because he stopped by his grandparent’s house asking for food and money. You see, my son is running from multiple warrants for drug possession. I know that he has guns, and I’m afraid he’ll kill […]

Spirit Filled or Drug Filled – Part 5: Spice

by Dr. George Crabb on January 31, 2014 · 0 comments

I’ve enjoyed looking at these specific drug categories and how they affect an individual. Although the drugs are different the answer is the same – a personal relationship with Jesus Christ. Today we are going to take a look at Spice, otherwise known as synthetic marijuana. The last two blogs will cover the following: #6 […]

Problematic Internet & Gaming Use

by Dr. George Crabb on October 22, 2011 · 0 comments

This condition is not currently included in the DSM IV. Internet or computer addiction is under researched and very rarely addressed clinically. Internet, computer, or gaming addictions have been defined as “non-chemical or behavioral addictions which involve human-machine interactions.” Internet use and consistent gaming may have a negative physiologic and social consequences. For example, face […]

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