A Letter from Recovery Without Walls Founder and Medical Director Dr. Howard Kornfeld: Dear Friends and Colleagues and Larger Community, I have had the privilege of treating people who struggle with chronic pain conditions, alcohol misuse, drug dependence, or prescription medication problems. In this advanced era, treatment of pain and drug dependency continues to be …Read the full post.
Dr. Kornfeld and some of the Recovery Without Walls team have co-authored an article for our county’s medical journal, Marin Medicine on New and Emerging Drugs of Abuse. It is a good resource to learn about the science and potentially harmful effects of drugs like Cathinone Derivatives (Bath Salts) and Synthetic Cannabinoids (Spice). We also …Read the full post.
Neurons (or brain cells) in the human nervous system communicate via beautiful structures called synapses. Small chemical messengers travel between the space in order for communication to occur. Synapses are dynamic structures that can strengthen, weaken and even form and experience complete destruction when learning occurs in a process we call synaptic plasticity.
Whether you are religious or not, an addict or not, or associated with AA or not, we can all learn from this prayer.
The Neuroscience of Meditation:
“James Rothman, Randy Schekman and Thomas Sudhof jointly won the 2013 Nobel Prize For Physiology or Medicine on Monday.” -Huff post In each of our cells different molecules (like , hormones, neurotransmitters, and enzymes) must be transported to different areas of the cells in order for them to be properly utilized. These molecules are transported …Read the full post.
About three weeks ago we published a piece on obscure drugs of abuse where we profiled a rogue opiate called Krokodil – (Desomorphine) that can cause necrosis of the skin. This is why the drug is called “flesh eating” which is due to …Read the full post.