Is addiction an Attachment Disorder?

Emotional Immaturity in Addicts Linked to Insecure Attachment

Alcohol Addiction and the Attachment System

How Insecure Attachment Effects the Neglected Brain

Treatment needs to allow addicted clients to “earn Attachment”

Insecure attachment affects emotion regulation in alcoholics?

Attachment Style, Alexithymia and Alcohol Craving

The Neuroscience of Attachment (Part 1)

The Neuroscience Of Attachment Part 2

The Neuroscience of Attachment (Part 3)

The interpersonal neurobiology of addiction

An Interpersonal Model Of Relapse – Part 1

Interpersonal Factors in Relapse – Part 2

Interpersonal Relationships and Internet Addiction

Is the Alcoholic “Hole in the Soul” Oxytocin Shaped?

Can Oxytocin be what’s missing in the Alcoholic “Hole in the Soul”?

Filling In The “Hole in the Sole” Debate?

Maladaptive Self Schemas rather than Addict Personality?

Role of Early Maladaptive Schemas on Addiction Potential in Youth


This is the best video I have ever come across in describing addiction – it refers to the “hole in the soul” which addicts often feel they were born with – which neuroscience may now be getting o the heart of why this is – it may be the result of an oxytocin deficit!

Exciting research on this area lies ahead.



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