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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

History of Addiction Parts 1 and 2

History of Addiction From http://score.addicaid.com/ Substance abuse and addiction is not just a modern construct. For centuries, people have struggled with the effects of drugs, alcohol, and other mind-altering substances, including caffeine and tobacco. Although cultural acceptance and stigmas have changed throughout the years, drugs and alcohol have been […]

Engineers of Addiction

Sure Who’s Counting? Here’s a great longread from The Verge called Engineers of Addiction about the psychology of slot machines and the tech industry. “Bally Technologies, one of the world’s largest manufacturers of slot machines. Compared to the cacophony of a casino floor, Bally’s showroom was practically monastic, the lights low and the […]

Look Out!

Produced by Xie Chenglin, a student at the Central Academy of Fine Arts in China, the video shows people going about with their heads down, obsessed with what’s happening on their smartphone instead of what’s happening in the world around them. No one really behaves this extreme (but selfies taken […]

Just One More… Game

Getting beatin at the fight with addiction sucks!   The American Psychiatric Association decided that enough evidence exists to include video game addiction as a diagnosis in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders as internet gaming addiction. APA suggests the effects (or symptoms) of video game addiction may […]

Porn Addiction

This entertaining ASAPScience video explains how porn addiction effects our brains and how it changes the way we perceive sex, leading to the same brain activity associated with alcoholism and drug addiction. Porn: it’s the number one topic for internet searches, but do we ever consider how pornography […]

The Denial at the Heart of Mad Men?

Following on from yesterday’s Infographic on Don Draper’s gradual descent into alcoholism in the the superb series Mad Men we now look at how alcoholism and addiction has been portrayed in this series. From  http://score.addicaid.com/mad-mens-depiction-of-alcoholism/ “It’s no secret that Don Draper, Mad Men’s chief protagonist struggles with alcoholism. […]

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