First, if you are a CRNA or student nurse anesthetist with addiction, chemical dependency, or substance misuse, there is help available - see the AANA Peer Assistance homepage or Getting Help for yourself and others. See also the articles on the topic of addictions in the Wellness Milestones index and Kicking Smoking.
The below links are to external sites; these are provided as a convenience and do not imply endorsement. AANA Health and Wellness is not responsible for any content on these websites but hopes they help support your well-being.
New! November 12, 2014: National Institute of Drug Abuse (NIDA) Researchers Confirm Important Brain Reward Pathway - "glutamate, not serotonin, is responsible for activating this reward circuitry."
The Recovery Research Institute (RRI) is an
exciting new initiative at the Massachusetts General Hospital Center for
Addiction Medicine and Harvard Medical School to advance recovery research. RRI is an important new resource for the recovery community as they hope to identify and publicize what is known, and highlighting what new
information needs to be gathered.