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addiction and genetics

Alcoholism: A family disease with a cure BOOK REVIEW

Alcoholism: A family disease with a cure BOOK REVIEW

December 4th, 2016

In How I Became My Father…A Drunk, Bill Brochert tells his transgenerational family story of alcoholism. More on why this book is a page-turner (and we recommend it for your recovery library) like few others. Our thoughts here.

2 How do genes affect addiction?

How do genes affect addiction?

September 17th, 2016

Is alcoholism or drug addiction in your family history? Here is how your genetics – and a variety of social and environmental factors -can contribute to developing addictive behaviors. Simple explanations here.

Do the Irish drink on St. Patrick's Day? And why?

Do the Irish drink on St. Patrick’s Day? And why?

March 17th, 2016

A personal look into how drinking can be a learned behavior in family and social systems. With hope for a solution!

3 Why do some people become alcoholics?

Why do some people become alcoholics?

March 17th, 2015

What are the risk factors for the development of alcoholism in some people? What can you do to avoid the risks and where can you go for help? We answer these and other questions, here.

2 Cognitive neuroscience and discoveries in addiction

Cognitive neuroscience and discoveries in addiction

August 9th, 2011

Recent discoveries in cognitive neuroscience reinforce the “disease” model of addiction. We review the major tenants and scientific theories of the brain science behind addiction from David Linden’s new book, “The Compass of Pleasure” here.

3 Why do people have different pain tolerances?

Why do people have different pain tolerances?

July 2nd, 2011

Learn more about the four major reasons why people have different pain tolerances here. And how is low pain tolerance related to drug use?

31 Why do people become addicted?

Why do people become addicted?

June 21st, 2011

Addiction is a complex and confusing disorder. Why do some people become addicted to substances or behaviors and others don’t? We try to explain why here.

4 Addictive Personality – Do I have one

Addictive Personality – Do I have one

May 27th, 2011

Are some people more likely to become addicts than others? Can you predict addiction based on personality traits? More on the addictive personality here.

1 Is drug addiction only a physical disease?

Is drug addiction only a physical disease?

January 21st, 2011

Is drug addiction simply a matter of chemical dependence? Rabbi Shais Taub helps us take a closer look at the biological model of drug addiction and understand why chemical dependency alone does not qualify as the way to define drug addiction.

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