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Resiliency & Recovery
2 months ago

Resiliency & Recovery

In this TED Talk, Jennifer Storm shares her personal story of healing from sexual abuse, followed by self-destructive drug and alcohol addiction. Her journey of recovery has resulted in a …
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Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame
9 months ago

Heroin Addiction Recovery Without Shame

Heroin has had an tragic impact in America. In this TED Talk, Crystal Oertle tells her addiction story as she went from rock bottom to completely sober. After 12 years …
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A simple way to break a smoking habit
11 months ago

A simple way to break a smoking habit

Can we break bad habits by being more curious about them? During a recent TEDMed Talk, Judson Brewer, a psychiatrist at University of Massachusetts Medical School, proposed that the key to …
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Watch This Beautifully Animated Video on Addiction Theory
1 year ago

Watch This Beautifully Animated Video on Addiction Theory

What causes addiction? There really isn’t a simple answer, because addiction is complex and each person’s experience with addiction is unique. It isn’t simply a disease or a choice, but a combination of …
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Self-Trust Is Essential To Recovery
1 year ago

Self-Trust Is Essential To Recovery

For decades the National Institute on Drug Abuse has largely treated addiction as “a chronic brain disease because drugs change the brain; they change its structure and how it works.”


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It’s Hard Loving an Addict
2 years ago

It’s Hard Loving an Addict

The landmark rat park study showed that being engaged in social environments made it less likely for rats to foster addictive behaviors. So could these results translate and be successful among humans?

“Human beings have …
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What You Need to Know About Internet Addiction
2 years ago

What You Need to Know About Internet Addiction

Meet psychologist Dr. Kimberly Young; she was the first to ever research internet addiction. She wrote the first book, Caught in the Net, to identify internet addiction as a new disorder, was …
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The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection
2 years ago

The Opposite of Addiction Is Connection

What really causes addiction — to everything from cocaine to smart-phones? And how can we overcome it? Johann Hari has seen our current methods fail firsthand, as he has watched …
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Telling Her Story of Addiction
2 years ago

Telling Her Story of Addiction

By  • People, Video

Jo Harvey used to tell her story of addiction in a dark and messy way. It started when she was 7. On a hiking trip, Jo was given her first drink. She liked …
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TedTalk: Let’s Quit Abusing Drug Users
2 years ago

TedTalk: Let’s Quit Abusing Drug Users

By  • People, Video

Carl Hart, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at Columbia University, offers a highly provocative but evidence-based view of addiction and discusses how it should impact drug policy. According to …
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