Brain Chemistry and Addiction 101

Brain Chemistry and Addiction

To fully grasp how to treat substance abuse effectively, doctors and patients both must recognize what causes addictions to medications, alcohol, and other drugs in the first place. To do this, it is imperative to comprehend the fundamentals of brain chemistry.

Having an accurate understanding about brain chemistry and addiction is already helping thousands to gain control of their addictions.


Why Learn About Brain Chemistry?

A person’s neurochemical make-up influences nearly every aspect of his or her life. From mood and personality to individuals’ very perception of the world around them– neurochemicals are involved. A person with low levels of one type of neurochemical  or high levels of another can have a distorted view of reality.

For those suffering from any type of chemical dependency, whether it’s alcoholism, drug addiction, or prescription medication addiction, reading Brain in Balance is a step in the right direction. It explains the science behind cravings and why people feel the way they do – before the addiction, during the addiction, and throughout withdrawal and detoxification. This topic has never before been explained so clearly, demonstrating how intertwined brain chemistry and addiction are, and what to do about it.

A Book for Patients and Doctors

By explaining the ins and outs of brain chemistry and addiction, addictionologist Dr. Von Stieff introduces a new scientifically-based approach to chemical dependency treatment that is revolutionizing the way the world views and treats addiction.

Brain in Balance outlines his new methods, describing:

  • Fascinating findings about the functions of eight basic neurotransmitter systems (GABA, endocannabinoid, noradrenaline, opiate, dopamine, acetylcholine, glutamate, and serotonin)

  • How these neurotransmitter systems are interconnected and respond to one another

  • The effects of innate neurochemical imbalances, and how these imbalances affect the personality, addiction tendencies, and feelings of anxiety and depression

  • How these neurochemicals are affected by alcohol, drugs, medications and other environmental forces

  • The latest advances in correcting these imbalances, detoxification methods, and caring for various cases of chemical dependency

“Brain in Balance is a fascinating read about how the brain functions and its relationship to the development of addictions”.

- Breining Institute

Is your brain in balance? Find out today.

Brain in Balance is available on Amazon in print, audio, and Kindle digital format.