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Using DERS to differentiate between alcoholism and so-called co-morbidities

Throughout our blogs thus far, we have proposed that alcoholism is a psychiatric disorder in it’s own right. It may have “co-morbidities” such as generalized anxiety disorder (GAD) or post traumatic stress disoder (PTSD) and so on but these do not necessarily fully account for the manifestation of […]

Soap Box

The blog will discuss the purely academic side, or neuroscientific side of this neurobiological disease –  it sets out a simple premise, irrespective of where recovery is achieved, AA or elsewhere or unaided, which states, in the hundreds of alcoholics we have met, there appears to be an emotional […]


Hi and welcome to our blog which marries empirical neuroscientific evidence of what happens to the brain – how various functions and regions of the brain are “hijacked” – in the transition to full blown alcoholism – so that the alcoholic (or addict) ends up having limited control […]


This blog will discuss research into the neuroscience of alcoholism (and addiction) and propose theoretical models to help us understand how the brain of an alcoholic is hijacked during the progression of alcoholism, from pre-morbid vulnerability, initial use, abuse to eventual compulsive, addictive behaviour. It will also discuss […]

Healing Within the Blur

Engaging the unconscious in everyday life with Chuck Bender

The Godly Chic Diaries


The happy Quitter!

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

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.


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?


never judge a girl by her weight


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

Espiritu en Fuego/A Fiery Spirit

Espiritu en Fuego -- A Fiery Spirit Expressing Herself

tired of treading water

Ditching the drink and waking up

Musings of a Progressive...

Transmissions from the heart, because in the end, we're all just walking each other home.

Sober Bean

Life, Sober