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What is the relationship between addictions, psychology and classical teachings about the passions? How is recovery related to healing?
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The Inexhaustible Cup: On Getting Help for Alcohol and Drug Abuse : A Russian Orthodox Church Website

The Inexhaustible Cup: On Getting Help for Alcohol and Drug Abuse : A Russian Orthodox Church Website | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it
Four reflections on the problem of alcoholism and drug addiction.
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The Power of Addiction and The Addiction of Power: Gabor Maté at TEDxRio+20

Help us caption and translate this video on Amara.org: http://www.amara.org/en/v/BGoF/ Canadian physician Gabor Maté is a specialist in terminal illnesses, c...
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This Is My Brain On Poker | Dusty Schmidt

Over the course of the last 7-8 years playing full time online poker, I have noticed many subtle changes in my brain. Many things in my brain .... It is unquestionably my primary passion and always will be.
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China Will Develop Its Own Criteria for Diagnosing Game Addiction ...

China Will Develop Its Own Criteria for Diagnosing Game Addiction ... | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it
China has more than 330 million gamers according to the China Internet Network Information Center, and the Ministry of Culture says gaming addiction has caused serious social problems. But is a China-specific diagnosis ...
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Upaya Institute | Zen Center: ZEN BRAIN: Greed and Generosity -- The Neuroscience and Path of Transforming Addiction

Upaya Institute | Zen Center: ZEN BRAIN: Greed and Generosity -- The Neuroscience and Path of Transforming Addiction | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it

Registration now open for April 2013 Zen Brain retreat at the Upaya Institute and Zen Center in Santa Fe, NM. This spring's theme is: Greed and Generosity -- The Neuroscience and Path of Transforming Addiction, and features Zen Buddhist priest and medical anthropologist Roshi Joan Halifax, clinical psychologist Alfred Kaszniak, ethics/regligion scholar David Loy, experimental psychologist Larry Barsalou, and Zen Buddhist priest Do-An Robert Thomas. 


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Does 'internet addiction' change the brain?

Does 'internet addiction' change the brain? | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it

"This was a small study that examined the association between brain structure and the diagnosis of internet addiction disorder. The results of the study should be interpreted cautiously, as the small number of participants increases the likelihood that the findings were due to chance. Additionally, the study cannot tell us anything about whether obsessive internet use causes changes to the brain, as some headlines have suggested. From this study we cannot rule out the possibility that the participants’ brains were structured this way before their heavy internet usage. If this were the case it would raise the possibility that their brain structure was responsible for their actions rather than their actions altering their brain structure. Of course, there is also the question of whether the participants’ behaviour actually constitutes a medical condition."


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Addiction: A Longing For Eden Lost | Faith Hope & Psychology

Addiction: A Longing For Eden Lost | Faith Hope & Psychology | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it
A successful model of addiction must synthesize pharmacological, experiential, personality components, cultural, and situational components into a fluid and seamless description of addictive motivation (Doweiko, 2013).
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The Brain Can Change - BreakingTheCycles.com

The Brain Can Change - BreakingTheCycles.com | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it
The brain can change - we can actually change and heal neural networks and thereby change and repair our brains.
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Solutions on Site Workshops - The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How to Foster Resilience

Solutions on Site Workshops - The Biology of Loss: What Happens When Attachments Are Impaired and How to Foster Resilience | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it
Meet Gabor Mate, a man doing really good work out there.
As a health professional, training in person with Dr.... http://t.co/zGPCjO6e
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Krokodil: Russia's Deadliest Drug (NSFW)

A homemade drug called Krokodil is gaining popularity in Siberia and its effects on users are horrific. Krokodil is Russian for Crocodile, because of the way addicts' skin begins to get turn scaly, dry and eventually rot right off their bodies.
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Benefits of Cognitive Behavioral Therapy in Addiction Treatment

Cognitive behavioral therapy is based on the process of identifying negative, irrational thought patterns which in turn influence a person’s behavior. Unhealthy thought patterns always play a role in the development of an addiction, regardless of whether it’s to drugs, alcohol, gambling, tobacco, or pornography. By breaking the cycle of negative thinking, therapists can help addicts learn new behaviors to replace those that led to and perpetuated their addiction.


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Hoarding, Compulsive Shopping and Other “Invisible Addictions” | Life Healing Center

Hoarding, Compulsive Shopping and Other “Invisible Addictions” | Life Healing Center | Addictions and Psychology | Scoop.it

They live in every community in the nation, and are a part of every extended family. In recent years, they’ve even begun making regular appearances on unscripted television shows such as Clean House, Obsessed, and Animal Rescue.

 

Sometimes they’re referred to as eccentric, strange or weird:


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