Episode 59: The “Numbing” Phenomenon: The Top Reasons People Start and Return to Alcohol and Other Substances.

Mar 25, 2019

This Episode

You Will Learn

  • Digging deeper into what is an addiction?
  • How we start is can be different than why we continue
  • Is there such a thing as an addictive personality?
  • Traits, precursors and tendencies
  • The Bio-Psych-Social influence

Resources & Links

Episode 59: The “Numbing” Phenomenon: The Top Reasons People Start and Return to Alcohol and Other Substances.

 

The American Society of Addiction Medicine (ASAM) defines addiction as a prolonged disease of the brain, which involves changes to the reward centers, leading to alterations in behaviors, drive, retention, and cognition. Medical researchers believe that a combination of genetics, environment, and family history all contribute to an individual’s risk of substance abuse throughout life. These factors may show up in an individual’s personality in specific ways, indicating a heightened risk for addiction to a drug or alcohol.

Enjoy!  xoxo Lynn

 

 

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