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Category Archives: Research

How Obsession and Compulsion Drive Addiction: Part Two

This is part two of a two-part series about obsession and compulsion. In part one of this series, we told you that obsession and compulsion drive addiction. We also talked about obsession. Now, let’s talk about compulsion. Obsessive Thoughts Eventually Lead To Compulsive Action Compulsion is defined as “an irresistible urge to behave in a…

Obsession and Compulsion – The Driving Forces Behind Addiction

This is part one of a two-part series about how obsession and compulsion drive addiction. Addiction Leaves You Feeling Powerless When you are addicted to substances or behaviors, you are often completely baffled by the choices you make in pursuit of your addiction. Strangely enough – they don’t feel like choices. When you are hooked…

Alcohol Withdrawal Symptoms

Alcohol, a potent Central Nervous System (CNS) depressant, when taken in large quantity for a long period of time, re-conditions the brain, in such a way that, the brain works very hard to keep the centres responsible for being awake active. However, a sudden drop in the level of alcohol present in the body fluids,…

Understanding Drug Addiction Includes Awareness Of Brain Damage

When an individual is addicted to drugs, such a person has developed a chronic brain disease. This is why you have the impulse to compulsively seek out drugs even though you’re fully aware of the harmful effects they can cause. Your choice to take drugs was initially voluntary. You had the will to decline without…

Leaving Your Comfort Zone

In life we often get comfortable. While being comfortable can be nice for a time, getting too comfortable means that we can grow old and stale. Routine is also nice, but never changing means never growing. Imagine a goldfish in a bowl. If the bowl is small there is no danger, no risk, but the…