In addictions, a compulsion is usually expressed as a powerful, perhaps even overwhelming urge to continue gambling, drinking, whatever.
She had to relearn truthfulness, a day at a time, much the way the victim of a serious stroke might have to relearn speech.
It can be flagrant or subtle, but damage it will be. Sadly, the drinker is usually the last one to become aware of it. In fact, many never do.
…in many instance, it’ll be an unfair fight between enormously well-funded, politically savvy industry lobbies and a few determined nonprofits that advocate for public health.
…there’s general agreement that the experience of being raised in a home with a troubled parent can and does have adverse impact on adult behavior
The increased incidence of depression, anxiety, and other psychiatric symptoms linked to OUD may also help to account for high rates of relapse among patients, post-treatment, versus other substance disorders.
But if a community treats a correctional institution as a kind of locked flophouse, what else we can expect?