I don't know how many times over the years I've listened to family members cite evidence of a loved one's alcohol problem only to hear many of the same events cited by the drinker to prove that he doesn't.
Tag: addiction and the brain
There’s no blood test, no scan to aid diagnosis. Knowing intellectually that one in ten will succumb is very little help; it has no practical value in terms of predicting an individual outcome.Read More
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.Read More
One aspect of Lawford’s book that makes it unique and a must read is its careful and powerful weaving of the author’s personal recovery experience with the most up-to-date scientific evidenceRead More