How will you make it better?

Addiction is a chronic disease of the brain.  Often, it not only impairs a person’s ability to control behavior, but also alters areas of the brain related to decision making ability, learning and memory.  Addiction can also profoundly affect the lives of the family members and friends of individuals struggling with an addiction.

The good news is, together we can make it better.  Like many other illnesses, with the right help, people can and do recover.  Whether you are suffering from addiction yourself or have a loved one who is, we’re here to help you understand what’s happening and what you can do.

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It Only Takes One Time

September 9, 2014

According to Dr. Daniel Ackil, Emergency Medicine Resident at Kent Hospital, all intoxications cause people to no longer be able to act like themselves. “The
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Q&A with Butler Hospital’s Experts: How does the disease of addiction affect a person’s brain function?

September 9, 2014

Dr. Michael Fiori, MD, chief of Butler Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit, explains how the pleasure pathway in the brain is “hijacked” by the disease
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10 facts: Your Brain on Drugs

September 9, 2014

Offering his expertise in the disease of addiction, Dr. Michael Fiori, MD, chief of Butler Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit, provides insight into how addiction affects brain function and structure.

Q&A with Butler Hospital’s Experts – Why is addiction considered a disease?

September 7, 2014

Specializing in treating addictions for over 13 years, Michael Fiori, MD, chief of Butler Hospital’s Alcohol and Drug Inpatient Treatment Unit, provides insight into why addiction to
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