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Glossary beginning with G

Most addicts and family members seeking help or treatment, know very little in the way of unique terms and phrases connected to addiction treatment and or sobriety.
The Rehab Guide has compiled a unique addiction glossary to help those individuals learn the terms needed to understand mental health, addiction and recovery related terms.

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GABA (gamma-aminobutyric acid)search for term

GABA is the major inhibitory neurotransmitter in the brain.
A growing preclinical and clinical literature suggests that GABA(B) receptor agonist may promote abstinence and reduce the use of cocaine, heroin, alcohol and nicotine.

Glucosesearch for term

Glucosei is a simple sugar that the brain uses as its major source of energy and is said to be not addictive. But for most they feel compelling hunger, craving, or desire for carbohydrate-rich foods; an escalating, recurring need or drive for starches, snack foods, junk food, or sweets.
It is an over release of the "Hormone Insulin" when carbohydrate-rich foods are eaten.

Glutamatesearch for term

Glutamatei is the most common excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain. In cocaine research, dopamine and glutamate make a brilliant star and supporting player, respectively.

Group therapysearch for term

Group therapyi is a type of Psychological or Psychiatric care in which several patients meet with one or more therapists at the same time.
The patients form a support group for each other as well as receiving expert care and advice. The group therapy model is particularly appropriate for psychiatric illnesses that are support-intensive, such as anxiety disorders, but is not well suited for treatment of some other psychiatric disorders.
A type of psychoanalysis in which patients analyze each other with the assistance of one or more psychotherapists, as in an "encounter group

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