Most of today’s treatment of substance abuse takes the form of an emergency, intermittent and temporary effort in a start stop fashion. However, to achieve continuity in the treatment of addiction disorders we need more emphasis on models that take a long-term perspective, and where there is adequate overlap between the ongoing and the […]
The principles of the programme of Alcoholics Anonymous are scientific and closely follow all the helping therapies which lead people to emotional well-being.
In the third part of this excellent review paper (1) we look at the empirical evidence is presented suggesting that MBIs ameliorate addiction by enhancing cognitive regulation of a number of key processes. Emotion Regulation When individuals are unable to marshal effective problem-solving to resolve a stressor, lack […]
In a recent blog a few days ago I challenged some of Gabrielle Glaser’s “evidence” in her article “The Irrationality of Alcoholics Anonymous “, which purported to demonstrate the so-called effectiveness of “controlling drinking”. Glaser cited the following in her article “ To many, though, the idea […]
I can change my brain and behaviour via neuroplasticity by behaving differently towards myself! Here we look at one study on self compassion in relation to those who have alcohol use disorders. It will be a first in a series of blogs about the role of the heart […]