Society negatively labels the drug-addicted in a way that sets them apart from the masses, rather than seeing them as humans with common behavioral symptoms arising from understandable feelings, emotions and conflicts.
Addictive thoughts are not an enemy to avoid or defeat, they are an important part of you. These “unwanted” thoughts are clues to help you understand your addiction.
When most people think about alcoholism (or any addiction), it’s natural to focus on the behavior itself. But, what about the deep-rooted emotional cause of the behavior?
For many years, the public has been flooded by a mistaken idea – that addiction is a “brain disease” due to faulty neurobiology. Allow me to explain why this is false.
Nearly every approach to addiction treatment has been a spectacular failure as far back as we can measure. Here is a new way to understand the psychology of addiction.