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Renowned Addictive Behavior Expert recently featured onThe Dr. Oz Show, Dr. Mike Dow by Frankie Boyer Posted Fri 06 Jan 2012 8:06pm Since food is the most socially acceptable “drug” out there, most people don’t realize that food addiction is akin to substance abuse.   Cigarettes, drugs, and alcohol alter your brain chemistry in ways that sheer willpower cannot control—and so does the wrong food. Now, based on a scientific study by Scripps University, renowned addictive behavior ... Read on »
Addictive Behavior: Procrastination by Erin .. Patient Expert Posted Fri 01 Jan 2010 12:11pm 1 Comment I procrastinate. There, I figured I would go ahead and say that right away before I put it off. Procrastination is a character flaw that I share with many other recovering addicts. Why do we procrastinate? Well it's certainly not because it feels good. Procrastinating makes me feel like I always have some unfinished business looming o ... Read on »
Unresolved Trauma Drives Addictive Behavior by Len S. Patient Expert Posted Fri 24 Jan 2014 7:00pm Passages Malibu issues comments on research that aligns with well-established company philosophy. On November 27th, the Scottish Drugs Forum published the results of a study that revealed key insights into the roots of drug addiction. The clinical researchers examined the lives of fifty-five previously addicted heroin users currently in r ... Read on »
Science says humans look for information, it feels good, and thus the 'net is ideally designed for addictive behavior by Stephanie Allen Posted Wed 18 May 2011 12:00am In this very short clip , neuroscientist Dr. Jaak Panksepp (mentor to people such as Temple Grandin) explains our need, our impulse, to seek resources, including information, and how that need interacts with the Internet. More of what he says about the brain and the internet here (Washington State Magazine). Image credit: ... Read on »
When Too Much Isn't Enough: Ending the Destructive Cycle of AD/HD and Addictive Behavior by Tara McGillicuddy, SCAC Patient Expert Posted Mon 10 Nov 2008 4:40pm Wendy Richardson once again writes an informative and helpful book about AD/HD and addiction. This book delves deep into addictive behaviors that many adults with ADD face. This book isn't just about well known addictions like drugs and gambling. It discusses every day things like shopping, food, and the internet. Wendy also provides helpful w ... Read on »
Addiction redefined by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Wed 17 Aug 2011 9:15am The American Society of Addiction Medicine has issue a new definition of addiction. The short version good, but the long version is REALLY good. Here are some of the new elements, some of them are followed by my responses: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Nothing ... Read on »
Top Posts of 2011 #12 – Addiction redefined by Jason Schwartz, LMSW Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth Maven Posted Thu 29 Dec 2011 9:27am The American Society of Addiction Medicine has issue a new definition of addiction. The short version good, but the long version is REALLY good. Here are some of the new elements, some of them are followed by my responses: Addiction is a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Not ... Read on »
ADDICTION - RECLAIMING THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-CONTROL by passion4living Healthy Living ProfessionalHealth MavenFacebook Posted Mon 14 Jan 2013 10:32pm This is a very informative read, and one worth sharing.  Particularly for people who are having a hard time dealing with unemployment,financial troubles, anxiety and depression and who may be turning to drugs and alcohol to cope.  Read on... ADDICTION - RECLAIMING THE BIOLOGY OF SELF-CONTROL http://kanahayadreams.blogspot.co ... Read on »
Secondary and Substitute Addictions by Bill W. Health Maven Posted Wed 06 Nov 2013 2:16pm There’s something different about nicotine addiction and the way people view it, as opposed to other drugs. I think it’s the lack of perception of immediate harm, the “this won’t be the one that kills me” factor truly insidious denial. Along with that, I believe, goes the knowledge that giving up nicotine is truly throwing away one of our ... Read on »
ARE WE ADDICTED TO ADDICTIONS? by Linda Appleman Shapiro Posted Sun 15 Nov 2009 10:03pm Not a week goes by that there isn’t a headline about someone entering rehab or being caught selling drugs or taken to the hospital suffering from anorexia or any one of the numerous addictions that are all too prevalent these days. Naturally, those we read and hear most about are celebrities because their stories sell copy. Yet, I assure you t ... Read on »