Alcoholism, not alcoholwasm I am moved to write this blog and to continue writing about Alcoholism in general due to a newspaper article I read in the last few months by the writer, Tanya Gold, a recovering alcoholic with 15 years recovery. https://www.theguardian.com/profile/tanyagold I was inspired […]
Emotion-regulation strategies across psychopathology: A meta-analytic review. Following on from our recent blogs we cite and paraphrase an article (1) from a five years ago which suggests that there are similar issues of emotion dysregulation which are pertinent in a range of disorders including addictive behaviours but […]
Case Study of a Cross-Addicted Female’s Treatment and Recovery Part 1 There have been suggestions in the literature since 1994 that eye movement desensitization and reprocessing (EMDR) may serve as an effective adjunct to the addiction treatment process; however, follow-up research in this area has been limited. […]
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 this blog we have repeatedly queried whether the co-occurrence of so-called co-morbidities with substance use disorders (SUDs) is as high as reported in many studies (1). In a blog from yesterday Are most co-morbidities really substance-induced disorders? that diagnosis is often flawed in many studies and that the […]
In this blog we re-emphasize the need for accurate diagnosis of co-morbidity with a substance use disorder. It appears form the article cited here (1) that diagnosis is often flawed in many studies and that the so-called diagnosis of co-morbidity is not borne out long term with many […]
Treating Addiction as an Emotional Regulation and Processing Disorder Translating accurate diagnosis into effective treatment Around this time last year and just weeks before The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (1), DSM-5, was due to appear, the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), […]
An alternative definition of Addiction? Before we discuss the enormous contributions made by neurobiological ‘conditioning’ theories of addiction we will discuss alternatives to these theories of addiction. Interestingly, the theories we posit here, which are based on the role of emotional dysregulation in addiction and alcoholism build on […]