Numbness

Is my numbness and pitiless perception of the homeless addict emblematic of my own addiction to self-satisfaction? Is condemnation helpful? Does incarceration work? When treatment fails, what then?

First ever “Global” Study: Statistics on Addictive Behaviors. 2014 Status Report

Addictive behaviors impose a high economic burden on society through health-care costs, public safety, crime and lost productivity, as well as other social costs. Estimates relating to problem behaviors (drinking, drugs, gambling) at global, regional and national levels are inconsistent.

Brain Anatomy linked to Alcohol issues

Brain region for resisting alcohol's allure found Date: April 2, 2014 Source: University of Utah Health Sciences Abstract... When a region of the brain called the lateral habenula is chronically inactivated in rats, they repeatedly drink to excess and are less able to learn from the experience, neuroscientists report. The study has implications for understanding … Continue reading Brain Anatomy linked to Alcohol issues

Psychiatry

Does Psychological counseling (addiction, marriage, whatever) conflict with Christian Faith? The short answer is yes. Follow this link to a site affirming this position. Psychiatric methods have crept ever more prominently into our culture. Psychology is used to market cat food to us by appealing to tastes the owners would prefer for themselves. Social Science … Continue reading Psychiatry

AA Gene Found

Blue eyes, brown eyes.  AA, AlAnon.  The Science Daily Headline: Nov. 26, 2013 — Researchers have discovered a gene that regulates alcohol consumption and when faulty can cause excessive drinking. They have also identified the mechanism underlying this phenomenon. The article is at this link. For those who have persistently failed to understand that God … Continue reading AA Gene Found