Pauliann Long, LCSW-C




Can You Get Over an Addiction?

Good morning!

We can’t urge you enough. Please, please, consider this if “addiction” touches your life in any way and check out this article we are sharing from The New York Times.

“We are long overdue for a new perspective — both because our understanding of the neuroscience underlying addiction has changed and because so many existing treatments simply don’t work.

Addiction is indeed a brain problem, but it’s not a degenerative pathology like Alzheimer’s disease or cancer, nor is it evidence of a criminal mind. Instead, it’s a learning disorder, a difference in the wiring of the brain that affects the way we process information about motivation, reward and punishment. And, as with many learning disorders, addictive behavior is shaped by genetic and environmental influences over the course of development.”

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