disease of addiction

Addiction: The Brain Hijacker

“At first, addiction is maintained by pleasure, but the intensity of this pleasure gradually diminishes, and the addiction is then maintained by the avoidance of pain.” – Frank Tallis Watch Episode 1: Addiction The Hijacker The Addiction Policy has started a new video...

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Addiction Stigma: Choice Versus Disease

Addiction Stigma: Choice Versus Disease

"Mental illness is the last frontier. The gay thing is part of everyday life now on a show like 'Modern Family,' but mental illness is still full of stigma. Maybe it is time for that to change." - Eric McCormack In doing my research for this blog, I came across an...

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Stigma: Dealing with the Family

Stigma: Dealing with the Family

"Guilt is one side of a nasty triangle; the other two sides are shame and stigma." - Germaine Greer I remember one of the most shameful days of my life as if it were yesterday. I was in my late twenties living in North Philadelphia. The Bad Lands. Crack cocaine had...

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Stigma: Stigma Free

Stigma: Stigma Free

"All truth passes through three stages. First, it is ridiculed. Second, it is violently opposed. Third, it is accepted as being self-evident." - Arthur Schopenhauer Decriminalization of Drugs? The Portugal Addiction Treatment Approach Everyone knows substance abuse is...

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