A 2006 NIDA study compared patients with normal levels of D2 activity and a group apparently born with half of normal D2 receptor activity. Both groups received intravenous Ritalin which increases dopamine activity. The group with normal D2 activity did not enjoy or wish to continue the Ritalin. The group who inherited half of normal D2 receptor activity felt normal for the first time in their life. These patients are predisposed to food, sex, gambling and drug addiction. Drugs causing dopamine release from brain cells to dopamine receptors on the next brain cell include pain medications like Oxycontin and Vicodin, cocaine, alcohol, marijuana, nicotine and methamphetamine. A NIDA study, revealed intravenous nicotine 0.7 mg (equivalent to lowest nicotine cigarettes) was preferred by rhesus monkeys over intravenous heroin and cocaine. Nicotine increases dopamine more than heroin or cocaine.
At Florida Detox a large majority of our addicted patients have been self medicating clinical depression with the above mentioned drugs. Previously, they had simply been diagnosed "drug addict" or "alcoholic" by multiple previous drug rehab programs. When these patients are correctly diagnosed with serotonin or dopamine deficiency and treated appropriately, they no longer crave drugs or alcohol.
Doctors familiar with neuroscience advances provide more precise, effective, less judgmental treatment, for depressed patients. Those who don't wonder, "Why did Susan respond to the Paxil and Mary didn't?"
Florida Detox has successfully treated over 5000 chemically dependent
patients, providing a more scientific, less painful and effective road to
recovery than most traditional detox programs. Florida Detox provides rapid
detox for opiates, including Methadone, Oxycontin, Vicodin, Percocet,
Lortab, and Norco. Florida Detox successfully detoxes patients who use over
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