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!
Remember ping pong balls aimed into cups of beer? Losers guzzle. Now eager participants can hook up to Wii and catch a thrill without the buzz. But is this REALLY what 13 year olds should be modeling?
Find out what a chat, a ticker and tweets have in common.
How can we arrive at a common vocabulary for discussing addiction? Rather than categories and sub-categories, I've decided to keep it simple. Addiction engages the mind, the body and the spirit.
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.