Month: November 2015

It’s Only Love When It Hurts!

  Codependence as a relational problem that often, but not necessarily always, occurs in conjunction with familial alcoholism. Previous research has shown that various etiological factors resulting from recurring stressful circumstances experienced in childhood or adulthood may contribute to this… To examine different ideas on what may constitute […]

Stop Talking ‘Dirty’

Stop Talking ‘Dirty’: Clinicians, Language, and Quality of Care for the Leading Cause of Preventable Death in the United States  Following on from yesterdays blog “Do Words Matter That Much?” on the role of language in either  de-stigmatizing so-called addicts and addiction or it’s possible, potential role in helping […]

Do Words Matter That Much!?

  “Does the use of words prevent addicted individuals receiving treatment? Does the stigma attached to such labels like abuser and addict actually create obstacles to discourage sufferers from entering treatment? Is it better to use terms like Substance Use Disorders (SUDs) which have less negative societal connotations […]

Repressed Coping and Alexithymia

  Throughout many of our blogs we have suggested that people suffering with addictive behaviours suffer from emotion processing (alexithymia and emotional awareness difficulties) and regulation deficits. We have suggested these  may not only be genetically inherited but mainly the consequence of adverse childhood experiences or maltreatment. Our sister […]

Co-Occurring Mental and Substance Use Disorders: The Neurobiological Effects of Chronic Stress

PART 2 PTSD and Substance use Disorders One of the overarching issues is the question of why substance use and other mental disorders so often co-occur. Are there genetic mediators and/or neurobiological connections between these disorders that drive the comorbidity? Do different psychiatric disorders have differing relationships with […]

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