Attachment Style, Alexithymia, and Psychiatric Disorders in Alcoholic Inpatients This excellent article (1) presented the idea, formulated by Fonagy et al. (2002) that the way people’s attachment system is organized, corresponds both with their representational capacities and with their style of relating to others. They combine a measurement […]
On this blogsite http://alcoholicsguidetoalcoholism.com/ Blogging some language of the heart about 12 step recovery and how we recover from alcoholism, addiction and other addictive behaviours. It does work if you work it! Let me show you in terms of spiritual, emotional and cognitve processes how exactly we recover. […]
Special notice to say that is me for now – I am taking time out. Six years of constant research has left me tired and in need of a change in my life. I am leaving behind a library of info on my blogs which I will maintain long […]
A very decent introduction to video game addiction from the venerable BBC programme Panorama from four years ago – Part 2
A very decent introduction to videogame addiction from the venerable BBC programme Panorama – Part 1
We have to try not to take ourselves too seriously sometimes? This cartoon tickled me because I am always rattling on about “underlying Conditions”?
An in-depth analysis of why the Dopamine Deficit Theory of Addiction does not explain Addiction, craving and relapse. In the next week or so I will be critiquing a theory of addiction that has become common currency out there in internet land, which I find disturbing. It seems […]
PART 2 Following directly on from our Previous blog on Maternal Neglect: Oxytocin, Dopamine and the Neurobiology of Attachment Fig 2 “Infants of caregivers who are available, responsive and sensitive to their emotional and physical needs tend to manifest patterns of “secure attachment”. However, if the care […]