Archive for April, 2010
Many frequent tanners may have #addiction & show classic signs of a substance-related disorder. http://ping.fm/UOrDt
Sandra Bullock has a love #addiction, according to addiction medicine specialist Dr. Drew Pinsky. http://ping.fm/xZHVo
In actuality, all addictions are the same and a substance is no different than a behavior. There must be something reinforcing, it must make you feel better for you to do it again. If you go gamble and you go to Las Vegas, you get excited, you win a big amount of money, you’re gonna [...]
First of all, it’s a distinct discipline. It is based on the assumption that thinking leads to feelings that leads to behavior. It’s sort of like a triangle. And that if you change one’s thinking about something, you can change the way they feel about it. You can change the way feel about it, you [...]
Is the physical experience of behavioral addiction the same as the physical experience of substance addiction?
Pharmacologically, biologically, it’s exactly the same with substance versus a behavior. One is just with the outside substance; the other one is sort of part of the process, part of doing it over and over again. There is a reward in it. People do not do things if there’s no reward in it unless they [...]
Compulsive means to do the behavior over and over again. I know people who find comfort, a good feeling, by straightening out pencils on a desk. That could become compulsive if that’s the only way you can bring about calm inside and good feelings. So behaviors are compulsive, and thoughts are obsessive.
Downey, Jr. Felt Safe In Prison for #drug #addiction http://ping.fm/CRs9G