Study shows the role of social identity in Addiction and Recovery

Researchers have recently published a study that supports the idea that social identity loss/gain informs both Addiction and Recovery. This study (it’s called Social Identities as Pathways into and out of Addiction) indicated that people slip into addiction as part of either an indemnity loss or an identity gain. The reverse is also true for […]

http://jblea1016.com/2016/02/04/study-shows-the-role-of-social-identity-in-addiction-and-recovery/

A mirror is THE MOST effective tool to help an addict

“Let me get this straight,” I said to the clueless man that stared at me with confusion lacing his eyes. “You want your granddaughter to quit smoking pot, know that when she gets pissed off she’s more likely to smoke, and then get pissed at her for smoking pot?” The circularity of his actions towards […]

http://jblea1016.com/2016/02/05/a-mirror-is-the-most-effective-tool-to-help-an-addict/