Addiction and the Brain – drug or alcohol abuse is a disease.

Tim Brunson, PhD, talks about how the brain works regarding addictions (alcohol, drug addiction). Why does your brain respond to repeated behavior? How can you use suggestion and imagination to create an alternate reward instead of alcohol, prescription or illegal drugs? Listen to this video on addictions and find answers.

I agree with Dr. Brunson on hypnotherapy and should be incorporate into other forms of treatment along with some kind of reward system. Please give us you opinion on this, is addiction a disease or not? And if so do you agree with the Doctor and myself with these strategies and treatment for the addict.

I find this interesting at the same time if you or your love one is long term, it’s not that it can’t be done, just more treatment an time along with love will be needed for the addict to break the cycle of addiction.

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4 comments on “Addiction and the Brain – drug or alcohol abuse is a disease.
  1. dekookert says:

    Addiction is a disease, proven fact. The substance works in the pleasure centre of the brain. It has been medically proven. I think the only real treatment for addiction at this time is abstinence. The addict needs to be taught skills on how to manage stress, and cravings. They have to have a Recovery plan in place. Issues need to be addressed by their therapists. There are medication out there that relieve the cravings for certain types of substances as well.

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    • I agree that most of the battle is after the physical detox, meaning the real battle is for a lifetime of stress management along with positive influence for a purpose in their lives. Thanks for your input I have learn not only from my own experiences, but also from others as yourself 🙂

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  2. Jason says:

    Everyone loves it whenever people come together and share views.

    Great blog, stick with it!

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