Aid in Recovery Comments on Anxiety Study

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Aid in Recovery, a full-service drug and alcohol treatment center in West Palm Beach, FL released a statement commenting on a recent anxiety study. According to the study, tests have shown that the anti-stress hormone nocieptin has been able to prevent and reduce the cellular effects related to stress.

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Kicking drug and alcohol addiction can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life.

West Palm Beach drug and alcohol treatment center Aid in Recovery today released a statement commenting on the results of a recent study published in the journal of neuroscience. The study (Restraint Stress Alters Nociceptin/Orphanin FQ and CRF Systems in the Rat Central Amygdala: Significance for Anxiety-Like Behaviors, 8 January, 2014) found that an anti-stress hormone known as nociception was able to prevent and at times reduce the cellular effects of acute stress events.

“This is potentially a very big deal for the drug treatment community and medical professionals at large,” said Dr. Michael Lukens, Psychologist at Aid in Recovery. “Managing the stress levels of recovering addicts is one of the toughest challenges we face as treatment professionals.”

The staff at Aid in Recovery was especially interested In the possibility of new drug creation as a result of the study.

“Kicking drug and alcohol addiction can be one of the most stressful events in a person’s life,” said Dr. Michael Lukens. “The transition to a sober lifestyle is especially hard for patients that began abusing substances as a means of coping with stressful events in their lives. Anything that can help manage that stress after they have achieved sobriety would be most welcome.”

Aid in Recovery prides itself on staying on the cutting edge of drug and alcohol treatment, which plays a large role in their decision to stay abreast of the latest neurological studies.

“We have said it before, and we’ll say it again, “ Dr. Michael Lukens said. “We will use whatever tools are available to us to help our patients recover from the disease that is addiction. It’s the reason we keep ourselves well informed. Anything less would be a disservice to ourselves and the people we serve.”

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Aid in Recovery is a premier drug and alcohol treatment center. Our approach is defined by recognizing each clients need for a personalized drug and alcohol treatment program. We aren't a hospital-like institution and there’s a good reason for that. We believe that treating each client as an individual is crucial to delivering the best possible patient care. At a busy clinic-like program, it simply isn't possible for a therapist to truly get to know each client and understand their specific needs. To best meet the needs of each patient we treat, we offer a diverse curriculum with a focus on both mind and body designed to meet the individual. We treat every patient as an individual and we work with one patient at a time and guide them to a new life in recovery. To learn more about the specifics of our program,

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