The addictive personality is often talked of as if it is a diagnostic tool--like noticing certain personality traits early on in an individual’s life may indicate an inclination towards alcoholism and abuse. This isn’t the case, however. The addictive personality is a popular term given to a … [Read more...] about Personality Traits and Addictive Behavior
Factors for Addiction
Are you or a loved one facing alcohol or substance abuse challenges? For many people, abusing alcohol or other drugs is connected to childhood suffering or other childhood trauma. In this interview, Dr. Gabor Maté elaborates on the relationship between addictions and deep unresolved traumas from … [Read more...] about Is your alcohol or substance abuse related to childhood suffering?
How hiding alcoholism and abuse from the home in the 1950s helped to shape the onset of addictive behavior in children. The baby boomer generation has struggled with addiction at alarming rates, and there are a handful of theories as to why this may be. Baby boomers were born after the Second World … [Read more...] about Family Ideals in the 1950s: The Shaping of Addiction
There are a handful of things that are truly valued in the United States. We place value on accomplishments, on materials and ultimately on our own pleasure. If something is fun, then it is worth our time, our money and our energy. We spend billions of dollars every year to attend sporting events, … [Read more...] about Amusement, Addiction and Drug Abuse
Our society’s obsession with acquiring money and possessions is yet another factor that makes us addiction-prone. If we look to things to full us up, we pay for this magical solution with our freedom—our soul. As long as we think we must protect our supply of things, we are impeded in making career … [Read more...] about Alcoholism, Abuse and Addiction: A Search to Find Meaning
The baby boomers are the largest generation ever to move through our society. Born following world-war two, the baby boomers are trend setters in a lot of regards. The historical perspective of the 1960s, the 1970s and the 1980s are all thanks to the baby boomers, and at each stage of development … [Read more...] about Addictive Behaviors of the Baby Boomer Generation