Whether your loved one is in their addiction or new to recovery, sometimes a well meaning, simple discussion can turn futile. Too often you can't help but get sucked into a conversation that turns heated.
Like humans, fruit flies that get intoxicated on alcohol can become addicted and keep drinking regardless of the consequences. indicate this phenomenon will allow us to better understand how alcoholism works.
I have worked in the addiction field for forty years, since I began researching my book, Love and Addiction. I take a non-disease approach, since I find the idea that you are born to be a lifelong addict unhelpful.
The AA definition of insanity is doing the same thing in the same way over and over again and expecting a different result. Is that what we're doing with the economy? To some extent, yes, I think we are.
In his new book American Anonymous, Denizet-Lewis gets into the heart of addictions across the country, roads to recovery, detailing the heights of abuse, including health problems, and lost jobs and families.