Addiction Management Blog

Understanding Addiction

I believe addictions are about relationships. This idea is explored in many blog posts on this site, including:  a discussion about Tiger Woods, the Kaiser ACE study, the loss of social connection, and autism. In addition, the following video clips provide you even more insight into why I believe addictions are ultimately about relationships. Although each clip can stand on its own, if you watch them all you will understand much better the complex puzzle of addiction.

I also suggest reading The top five things you should know about addiction.

 

Addiction is About Relationships

 

Case Study: Addiction is About Relationships

 

Addiction is a Socially-Constructed Problem

 

Origins of Addiction: Risk and Protective Factors

 

Adverse Childhood Experiences (ACEs)

 

Addiction Comes in Packages

 

To Feel Good or to Feel Better

 

Addiction and the Brain

 

Genetics of Addiction

 

Neuroimaging Addiction

 

Addiction is a Chronic Condition