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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vw8wLjeBorI

Fifty shades of Grey Matter This is a fantastic video about what actually happens to the brain when you abuse substances and what you can conclude from brain imaging. A lot of people are using brain scans to support the...

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Calling alcoholism a disease lets Rob Ford off the Hook

Calling alcoholism a disease lets Rob Ford off the Hook http://fullcomment.nationalpost.com/2014/07/05/robert-fulford-calling-alcoholism-a-disease-lets-rob-ford-off-the-hook/   Above is a link to an article by Robert Fulford in the National Post which talks about the way calling alcoholism is a disease is not always helpful and...

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The future of Addiction – Stanton Peele

The future of Addiction - Stanton Peele I have long been a fan of Stanton Peele's writing and he has certainly helped me recover with his ideas which have often questioned old ideas that have become accepted parts of addiction...

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10 things rehab centers won’t tell you Charles Passy

10 things rehab centers won’t tell you Charles Passy I was told about this article by Kenneth Anderson's Facebook page and decided to have a look. http://www.marketwatch.com/story/10-things-rehab-centers-wont-tell-you-2014-05-16?pagenumber=1I have seen a lot of people go to rehab and many of them do not...

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The disease of obesity?

The disease of obesity. http://bps-research-digest.blogspot.co.uk/2014/05/if-obesity-is-disease-is-labelling-it.htmlI came across this article about obesity by accident, but it made me think a bit about the way that addiction is often termed as a disease. This is not a definition that I agree with...

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Is AA simply faith healing with a higher power?

Is AA simply faith healing with a higher power? Would you treat Cancer with a "higher power". The 12 steps of AA do not always "work if you work it", although that is what is often claimed by faithful members...

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Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry.

Sober Truth: Debunking the Bad Science Behind 12-Step Programs and the Rehab Industry. Dr. Lance Dodes This book has just come out today and I downloaded it from kindle. I have read the first chapter and think it would appeal to...

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Memoirs of an addicted Brain.

Memoirs of an addicted Brain. A neuroscientist examines his former life on drugs. Marc Lewis PHD. I have been reading a lot about addiction since I decided to start blogging again and this book was fascinating. It is certainly not...

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The Dry Drunks of Alcoholics Anonymous!

The Dry Drunks of Alcoholics Anonymous I always found the term “dry drunk” to be one of the most stupid and condescending terms used by AA members to belittle others. It is generally used as an insulting term for those...

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