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 […]
“Resentment is the “number one” offender. It destroys more alcoholics than anything else… If we were to live, we had to be free of anger. The grouch and the brainstorm were not for us. They may be the dubious luxury of normal men, but for alcoholics these things are […]
Lessons from the recovery experience for research and practice Recovery is a ubiquitous concept but remains poorly understood and ill-defined, hindering the development of assessment tools necessary to evaluate treatment effectiveness. This study (1) examines recovery definitions and experiences among persons who self-identify as ‘in recovery. Recovery, however, […]
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In early recovery I did not have a clue what emotions I was experiencing. I was not able to identify, label or process them. As a result of his failure to process emotions I seemed to be constantly distressed and and, as we seen in previous blogs, this […]
AA helps to reduce Impulsivity by alcoholicsguide One constant in studies on addiction and in alcoholism, in particular is the fundamental role played by impulsivity in these disorders. It is seen to be present in early use but appears to be more distress based (i.e. more negative urgency based) […]
Guest Blog Measuring the “Psychic” Change by alcoholicsguide Prolonged Abstinence and Changes in Alcoholic Personality? When I came into AA I remember hearing the words “the need for a psychic change” which was the product of a spiritual awakening (as […]