Tag: addiction and the mind

Mindfulness: What Is It and How Does It Help with Addiction?

Addiction and the Mind March 30, 2017 135 No Comments

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Being Mindful can help us improve our daily lives. This can very much relate to helping overcome addiction as well. Mindfulness, as defined by Arsen Muradyan, has two components: 1)Being present and aware of the moment and situation at hand. 2)Look at the moment openly and curiously instead of judging the moment negati

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How are Trauma and Addiction Related?

Addiction and the Mind March 1, 2017 75 No Comments

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Trauma is usually a cause of addiction, fear or shame or anger usually build up from a situation early on in life which people tend to hide from later in life in the form of addiction. Most times the anger stems from the inability to let go of a situation, this is why it isRead More

Introduction to Addiction and the Mind

Addiction and the Mind March 1, 2017 39 No Comments

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Addiction and the Mind with Duane Osterlind is an exploration into how, why and when addiction effects a persons brain, body and behaviors. From chemical addiction to sex addiction, gambling to Internet gaming, take a look into the mind during addiction, healing and recovery. .

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Sex Addiction vs. Infidelity and Its Effects

Addiction and the Mind March 1, 2017 60 No Comments

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Sex addiction and infidelity are vastly different; while infidelity can be a one time event, addiction is usually uncontrollable regardless of life consequences and some addicts have tried to quit. Sex addiction is usually something that has persisted since a young age and usually has markers throughout the years where

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Partners of Sex Addicts

Addiction and the Mind March 1, 2017 44 No Comments

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When couples show up in therapy after discovery of infidelity/betrayal, how can they best be helped? This discussion will cover the similarities and differences of therapeutic treatment for couples recovering from extramarital affairs versus sex addiction as well as how the unfaithful partner and the hurt partner can n

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Overcoming Food Addiction

Addiction and the Mind March 1, 2017 44 No Comments

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Food addiction is defined as an uncontrollable craving for excess foods high in sugar, wheat and flour. Food addicts often feel the same satisfaction of eating certain foods, or overeating different types of food that heroin addicts might feel when getting high. Rashawn Underdue walks us through his journey with food a

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