Introduction How does experimental use of substances of abuse lead to drug addiction in some individuals? How do these drugs cause intoxication?
Reply William Abbott February 21, at 9: Poor definition is the bane of science. GArbage Who can argue that reducing harm isnt a wonderful thing? Within certain contexts and not in others What are we talking about here then? And in my opinionabstinence is a vital component of any recovery from any truly addictive behaviourfor at least a period of time in early stages Long term- optional and choice.
Next comes two hands. Once students have mastered a 12 handed analog clock, their brains have been significantly altered for the better. A lot of the ways we come up with to address a challenge often are forced to evolve from how we decide to frame the challenge. Reply Marc February 22, at 9: The whole idea of training up skills bit by bit seems entirely consistent with what we know about the brain and entirely consistent with the philosophy of harm reduction in addiction.
Why do you see these as either-or?! Reply Mark February 22, at 9: I can readily imagine how the circuitry involved in learning how to read an analog clock, after not being able to, could activate ancillary inhibited circuitry in the brain that have very little to do in the least with telling time.
Reply Brenda Conlan February 21, at 7: Your comments were illuminating and inspiring. Richard Henry February 21, at 8: Marc As you know I have been reading you post for quite sometime know, and really enjoy your perspective. I hope you continue to share your view for many years to come, and write many more books in helping bring to light many areas of concerns we both share.
I also have a Blog on the Dr. Phil web site called Harm reduction, in trying to share my perspective on things through the eyes of an addict. Harm reduction I think is crucial for many who seek to bring balance into their life.
It gives them the chance to see the big picture without being trapped into complete abstinence. For some it is that abstinence that becomes their focus without balance. Many from the outside are like children in thinking if their is a problem just quit, but it is never that easy.
Or resisting the question? I can imagine that putting all that behind you was really like changing worlds, though it may have taken a while to get off the ground.
Reply Richard Henry February 23, at 9: To call my self just a heavy drinker was an understatement. I choose to be sober today and am loving it. The risk must be evaluated and considering all the reward verses consequences.
A period of harm reduction can often help somebody get some perspective on their recovery. Many who work the 12 step method, relapse several times and often binge, after feeling they have failed.Abuse of Prescription Drugs - The definition of abuse of prescription drugs is using a medication in a manner other than prescribed, by a person who it was not .
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I. Introduction. How does experimental use of substances of abuse lead to drug addiction in some individuals?