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Wednesday 21 January 2015

Another View of Addictions

by Stephen B.Chadwick, MA Counselling Psychology.

Dear Friends,

Ran across an interesting article on Huffington Post on addictions. Much of what is in the article can be debated and argued, but much of what is in the article also rings true, especially about concepts of propensity towards boredom and boredom thresholds in addicted persons.

Also if one examines the article in light of a posting I made a few months ago on Tove Lo, one can see how addictions, whether to food, drugs, sex, whatever are an emotional substitute for other needs in one's life. And again, they are habits and I have mentioned before, in the immortal paraphrasing of Mark Twain: habits whether good or bad need to be coaxed rather flung down the stairs.
The link to the article follows,

Here is the link to the article as it appears in the Huffington Post, the author, for those who might be interested is Johann Hari and the tone takes a more forgiving and psychological approach to addictionss than a punitive one.

Take Care,


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