Nancy Burgess

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Nancy Burgess is a graduate of Laboure College in Boston, MA, where she earned an Associate of Science degree in Nursing. She is a registered nurse with experience with direct patient care and nursing management. Nancy has worked in an acute care hospital setting and in an independent school environment.

The Link Between Depression and Addiction

By Nancy Burgess

Depression and addiction can be a dangerous combination. See how the two diseases relate to one another and how they can be tre... Continue Reading

What Drugs Do to the Brain

By Nancy Burgess

Drug addiction is controlled by the brain and is generally a chronic and relapsing disease. Here's a look at the mental and phy... Continue Reading

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6 Steps to Help Maintain Sober Living

By Nancy Burgess

Every recovering addict realizes that staying sober takes commitment and certain lifestyle changes to achieve long-term success... Continue Reading

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What Are Stimulants?

By Nancy Burgess

Stimulants are a class of drugs that enhance brain activity, causing an increase in alertness, attention, and energy. This arti... Continue Reading

Amyl Nitrite is commonly associated to the nitrate medicines and it is used by inhalation to relieve the pain of angina attacks... Continue Reading

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Drug rehabilitation can be accomplished in a variety of ways, depending upon the individual addict's circumstances and conditio... Continue Reading

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A Closer Look at Meth Treatment

By Nancy Burgess

Methamphetamine is a powerful stimulant that requires more intensive therapy for recovery than other drugs. Continue Reading

Mescaline Effects

By Nancy Burgess

Mescaline, a member of the phenethylamine family of drugs, is an illicit hallucinogenic drug. Mescaline has a risk for abuse an... Continue Reading

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An Examination of Meth Addiction

By Nancy Burgess

Learn more about methamphetamine, its effects and treatment options. Continue Reading

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The Pros and Cons of Inpatient Rehab

By Nancy Burgess

Is inpatient rehab really worth it? Take a look at the most common arguments for and against. Continue Reading