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Psychology Of Addiction

It is difficult for many people to accept that addiction is a major part of their lives. Whether it is you yourself or a loved one that is the addict it carries with it a social stigma that stings everyone around you. When society imposes a stigma it only adds to the harm that the family experiences because of the addict’s behavior. Some view it as a character flaw or …Read More

Addiction Myths – What’s Real And What’s Not

There are a number of myths regarding drug and alcohol addiction. Definitions used to describe addicts are often not reliable and in many cases, these definitions are self-imposed. Someone may consider himself a drug addict simply because others have told him that he is one. In order to determine if someone really is addicted to any substance, there are contributing factors that must be considered. Often, when someone drinks because …Read More

The Psychology Of Addiction And The Factors That Affect It

A lot of people wonder what “makes” a person get addicted to substances. Although there is no clear cut answer to this, psychologists have devised the biopsychosocial model, which explains why certain people are more or less likely to become addicted. The biopsychosocial model comprises of three specific factors, which are biological, psychological and social. It is the synergy and interplay between these three factors, which is unique for each …Read More

What Is Drug And Alcohol Dependency?

Drug dependency may mean different things to different people. Essentially someone is considered to be dependent on drugs or alcohol when they can no longer maintain their normal social relationships. There are three distinct terms that are used to define substance abuse situations and dependency is just one of those terms. Substance abuse is the term that is often used to describe a pattern of drug or alcohol use that …Read More