Electroencephalographic (EEG) biofeedback has been employed in substance abuse treatment for over three decades. But can this alternative modality of neurofeedback therapy work for addicts and the treatment of addiction?
Carl Jung was quoted saying, “Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol or morphine or idealism.” How can alcoholics and drug addicts view ideals in the context of recovery? The Big Book of A.A. has an answer.
Public service announcements. Nancy Reagan. The eighties. Summers when D.C. was the "murder capital of the world" and skating and California were too cool. Did these messages warning against the danger of drugs work for you?
Higher taxes, a national smoking ban and a consumer credit crunch may bring about the demise of the British public house as a social institution. But are less pubs such a bad thing for a nation of chronic alcoholics and systemic alcoholism?
Neurology researchers are looking into how to switch off the intense cravings that triggers addiction. They are doing this by tweaking the reward pathways that reinforce addictive patterns. But is managed alcoholism still alcoholism? Should we be seeking such treatments or simply make people choose between intoxication or sobriety?
The first in a series of posts that fondly remember the public service announcements of the 1980's. They certainly worked to keep me out of the stash that decade, but ironically fueled the addiction fire in the 90's. Enjoy.
Read about how non-profit and government agencies can influence the marketplace ... simply by voicing their objection. Can and should you do this in your recovery, too?
Can you see and appreciate the frequent irony of messages on church signs? Take a look at these handful of messages that can also be applied to recovery. If we just open our eyes, the messages are all around us!
Find out what a chat, a ticker and tweets have in common.
“There but for the grace of God go I.”Should we rely on the grace of God or our own works in order to grow closer to a Higher Power? Maybe shifting the paradigm of our old beliefs is a good start. Affirm the goodness of life!
Psychology - the science of mental processes and behavior - is essential to recovery. If it's true that "you become what you think", changing our thought patterns for the better indicates growth. This section is dedicated to learning more about the way the mental part of ourselves function and how our heads relate to/create our lives.