Here is the article excerpted: Take Away – “Addiction is a very aggressive disease. We need to treat it aggressively. We do that for other diseases.” Treatment for addicts is starting to change by Shari Roan, Los Angeles Times Sept. 22, 2012 A call for change is afoot in the difficult and often heartbreaking world […]
Our brains our dominated by magical thinking. Futurity.org – Adults, more than kids, rely on the supernatural “The findings show supernatural explanations for topics of core concern to humans are pervasive across cultures. If anything, in both industrialized and developing countries, supernatural explanations are frequently endorsed more often among adults than younger children.”
An Interview with Rita Z. Goldstein, Ph.D. …the motivation to procure drugs overpowers the drive to attain most other non-drug-related goals. In this model, we mapped the core clinical symptoms in drug addiction, including craving, or “drug wanting” to the brain mechanisms that underlie the ability to control behavior, especially in an drug-related) context. In […]
Ignorance and the Undertreatment of Addiction An Interview with Charles P. O’Brien, M.D., Ph.D. Vice Chair and Kenneth Appel Professor of Psychiatry University of Pennsylvania Member, Dana Alliance for Brain Initiatives Dana Foundation Grantee (2007-2009) Q: You have been studying addiction for more than 40 years, since before addiction was recognized by most to be […]
evidence suggests that the use of aggression for personal gain outside of the home is one predictor of partner abuse. Correspondingly, interpersonal aggression toward same-sex and opposite-sex conspecifics are highly correlated.
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