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Time Out

Special notice to say that is me for now – I am taking time out. Six years of constant research has left me tired and in need of a change in my life. I am leaving behind a library of info on my blogs which I will maintain long […]

Internet Gaming Disorder?

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 […]

The Distress at the Heart of Addiction – Part 3

Part 3 The overall emotion regulation network contains the orbitofrontal cortex (OFC)  ventromedial prefrontal (VM PFC) regions including the anterior cingulate cortex, amygdala and the striatum as well as the insular cortex and the hippocampus. Studies show increased activity in motor areas of the brain during emotional processing (), suggest […]

This Emotional Disease?

Part 2 A Brief History of Addiction as Affective Disorder Cheetham and others are not the first, however, to suggest an affect centred view of addiction. Rado in 1933,  described substance use as a way of coping with excessively difficult states of emotions (3). Others have interpreted addiction […]

A Disorder of Stress-Emotion Dysregulation?

Part 1 In our previous neurobiological model, we highlighted how the addiction cycle may be viewed as a transition towards increasingly chronic stress and emotional dysregulation, with persistent states of emotional distress, at the endpoint of addiction, ultimately acting as a stimulus response to the activation of compulsive […]

Diagnosis: Towards Validity and Consistency

Translating Accurate Diagnosis into Effective Treatment, Part Two The way addicts and alcoholics themselves talk about their condition (“an emotional disease,” “a parasite the feeds on our emotions”, “an emotional cancer,” “a fear based disease”) is rarely considered in theories of addiction. Within the frame of the current […]

Healing Within the Blur

Engaging the unconscious in everyday life with Chuck Bender

The Godly Chic Diaries

Smiling • Writing • Dreaming

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

The Journey We Take Together

Progress Not Perfection

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

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