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alcoholicsguide

I am a recovering alcoholic/addict, researcher into the neuropsychology of addictive behaviours, writer and blogger at http://alcoholicsguidetoalcoholism.com/
and https://insidethealcoholicbrain.com/
and have contributed to various other addiction/recovery-based websites such as Addictionland, Klen + Sobr and Recovery SI.
I currently research and write theoretical articles with academics from a UK University

EMDR in the Addiction Continuing Care Process

Case Study of a Cross-Addicted Female’s Treatment and Recovery Part 1   There have been suggestions in the literature since 1994 that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may serve as an effective adjunct to the addiction treatment process; however, follow-up research in this area has been limited. […]

Treating Trauma

EMDR interview Francine Shapiro Fascinating and insightful interview with Francine Shapiro originator of EMDR which is used in treating a wide range of disorders such as PTSD. It is often seen as a trauma treatment only but this is partly because Shapiro first developed her ideas by working with […]

PTSD as Emotional Habit Bias

  PART 1     This most excellent article (1) explains how two main memory systems relate to two  manifestations related to PTSD, the  enhancement and the impairment of traumatic memory which may be difficult to explain via a unitary model of memory, but these seemingly antagonistic effects can […]

Why Behaviour becomes Unreasonable

This article (1) looks at how sufferers of PTSD  have heightened activation of the emotional or fear based part of the brain, the amgydaloid part of the brain. We have suggested before in various blogs that this hyperactive amgydaloid region takes over from the more reasonable prefrontal cortex […]

Looking For Love in All the Wrong Places

OUT OF CONTROL SEXUAL BEHAVIOR AS A SYMPTOM OF INSECURE ATTACHMENT Hypersexual Disorder (Kafka, 2009). Kafka’s proposal includes the following diagnostic criteria: (1) Over a period of at least six months, recurrent and intense sexual fantasies, sexual urges, or sexual behaviors in association with three or more of […]

Alcohol Addiction and the Attachment System

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 […]

Healing Within the Blur

Engaging the unconscious in everyday life with Chuck Bender

The Godly Chic Diaries

BY GRACE THROUGH FAITH

The happy Quitter!

It started when I gave up smoking and went from there!

Healing Self

An easier way to live with acceptance, compassion, and transformational self healing.

Making it write

mostly poetry, partly peculiar.

Andrea's Insight

Mostly addiction and recovery stuff

Recovery river

Practical Lessons for Everyday Life

Progress Not Perfection

This blog is about my journey towards a life grounded in balance, gratitude, creativity, and love.

Christianview.blog

Get Your Head On Straight. Also see Christianhope.net

juantetcts

The Courage To Shift is my Life Coach business that focuses on moving the client from victim, to VICTOR, regardless of their personal goals! Is there anything in life that you would like more of?

Mast Cells & Collagen Behaving Badly

My journey with Ehlers-Danlos Syndrome, M.E. & Mast Cell Disease

athingirldotcom

never judge a girl by her weight

praythroughhistory

Heal the past. Free the present. Bless the future.

allaboutbeingalive

tackling the teen life

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Espiritu en Fuego -- A Fiery Spirit Expressing Herself

tired of treading water

Ditching the drink and waking up

ruby tuesday abstains

a middle aged mums journey through sobriety