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Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction

Socially Isolated Rats are More Vulnerable to Addiction | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
Rats that are socially isolated during a critical period of adolescence are more vulnerable to addiction to amphetamine and alcohol, found researchers at The University of Texas at Austin.

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Isolation Is Key For The Ability To Abuse | Verbal Abuse in Relationships - HealthyPlace

Isolation Is Key For The Ability To Abuse | Verbal Abuse in Relationships - HealthyPlace | ISO Mental Health & Wellness | Scoop.it
In order for an abuser to gain control of your thoughts, feelings and actions, they must isolate you from others.

 

In the beginning of my marriage, I became isolated quickly partly because it was what I thought I wanted. No, I did not distinctly tell myself, “Kellie Jo, it would be a great feeling to completely withdraw from family and friends and rely only on Will!” It wasn’t conscious, and it’s one of those decisions (and manipulations) that I see only in hindsight.

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