Nancy Burgess

Sober Recovery Expert Author

Nancy Burgess is a registered nurse (RN) with experience with direct patient care and nursing management in an acute care hospital and in independent school settings. After leaving full-time nursing to raise her family, Nancy has since been authoring articles online, mostly medical topics with an occasional diversion to cooking and back-to-school websites. When not working in the medical community or writing, Nancy continues to be a caregiver for two college-age children, a husband, and aging parents. She is a graduate of Laboure College in Boston, MA, where she earned an Associate of Science degree in nursing.

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The Link Between Depression and Addiction

By Nancy Burgess

See how depression and addiction relate to one another and how each can be treated. 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


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

Treatment for meth addiction can take place in various settings. 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