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 first in a series of blogs addressing the similarities between addiction and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD). This blog looks at the nature of obsessive thoughts about alcohol. The other interesting thing about this study (1), is the authors stating that alcohol related thoughts are a natural […]
Involuntary retrieval of drug related thoughts is a hallmark of addicted populations. Intensity of obsessive thoughts about alcohol predict relapse rate (1), with addicts motivated to use drugs to “silence” obsessive thoughts (2). The idea that abstinence automatically decreases alcohol-related thoughts is challenged by research (3) and supported […]