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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 »
Addictive Personality and Maladaptive Eating Behaviors in Adults Seeking Bariatric Surgery by Voice in Recovery Facebook Posted Tue 20 Dec 2011 11:14am There was another new study analyzing the people who are seeking bariatric surgery and whether there are maladaptive or disordered eating behaviors. I continue to read these, and think “OK people - it is time to address this!” We need to have more screening for people who are seeking bariatric surgery to see if there are underlying disordered ... Read on »
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 »
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 »
Loss, but not absence, of control – How choice and addiction are related by Adi Jaffe Posted Mon 03 Jan 2011 1:36pm In a recent post the notion that “ loss of control ” is an addiction myth was raised by our new author, Christopher Russell , a thoughtful graduate student studying substance abuse in the U.K. Though I obviously personally believe in control- and choice-relevant neurological mechanisms playing a part in addiction, this conversation is a common ... 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 »
Exercise, addiction, and withdrawl by Carrie A. Patient ExpertHealth Maven Posted Mon 17 Aug 2009 10:05pm New research points to the potent addictive effects of excessive exercise. When exercise-addicted rats were given naloxone, a chemical used to block the effect of opiates, they experienced withdrawl effects, such as "trembling, writhing, teeth chattering, and drooping eyelids," whereas inactive mice did not. From a press release: The activ ... Read on »
How Philip Seymour Hoffman’s Death is Helping Me Understand My Own Struggles With Addiction [Along with the unlikely help by Charlotte H. Patient Expert Posted Tue 04 Feb 2014 12:41am Sorry, had to do it. But he really was amazing, right? “Who’s Philip Seymour Hoffman?” I asked loudly, interrupting the noise of that football game yesterday that I was so interested in I spent the whole time either re-enacting Frozen using Barbies with Jelly Bean or surfing the web on my phone. “Game maker from Hunger Games ... Read on »