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The Addictive Personality (Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs)

W. Miles Cox

The Addictive Personality (Encyclopedia of Psychoactive Drugs)

  • 88 Want to read
  • 25 Currently reading

Published by Chelsea House Publications .
Written in English

    Subjects:
  • Personality,
  • Drug abuse,
  • Psychological aspects,
  • Substance abuse,
  • Alcoholics,
  • Psychology

  • The Physical Object
    FormatPaperback
    Number of Pages32
    ID Numbers
    Open LibraryOL9719773M
    ISBN 100791000060
    ISBN 109780791000069

    My own story spirals around this paradoxical situation: I was driven enough to excel academically and fundamentally scared of change and of other people—yet I was also reckless enough to sell cocaine and shoot heroin. Simply because you have these traits does not mean you will necessarily struggle with alcohol or substance abuse. But even for older folks, the idea that pot will help you relax is, overall, incorrect. Only half have more than one addiction not including cigarettes —and many can control their engagement with some addictive substances or activities, but not others.

    In this way, it becomes in charge of your life, and most likely, you remain in denial about that. It gives a clear view of what the addict is up against in his efforts to regain control of his life. This does not deal with the underlying problems of addiction and does not mean you are exhibiting a non-addictive behavior. Lang, a psychology professor at Florida State Universitywrote in a study that the continuing search for the personality traits that play a part in the development of addictions are important for the broader fight against addiction. However, while it was common, it was typically not problematic.

    This could help someone with an addictive tendency to reexamine the way they respond to things. Addicts use substances or activities to deal with the troubles of their daily lives. Try to limit your non-work screen time to two hours. Of course, those with a family history of addiction and with an addictive personality may need to be more careful than others. The brain regions that allow self-regulation need experience and practice in order to develop.


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The Addictive Personality book

Addictions and other neurodevelopmental disorders rely not just on our actual experience but on how we interpret it and how our parents and friends respond to and label the way we behave.

Jampolsky's straightforward approach, based on firsthand experience, presents ways of healing addictive thinking, behavior, and destructive relationship patterns with forgiveness, compassion, and the potential for limitless opportunity through an eleven-week action plan.

Here, I had trouble stopping intellectual engagement, not starting it. In this study, occasional teen drinking and marijuana use was normal adolescent behavior. They can help you cope with the stresses of life and channel your personality traits into positive behaviors.

Only half have more than one addiction not including cigarettes —and many can control their engagement with some addictive substances or activities, but not others. And even if you do win, the likelihood that you will gamble it away or spend it is depressingly high. Long-term goals prove difficult to achieve because people with addictive personalities usually focus on the stress that comes with getting through the short-term goals.

With awareness and support, you can live a healthy and fulfilling life that is separate from addiction. The layout of this awesome teacher helped me to see how I can go from a place of addictive thinking to having a truth-based personality. We tend to think of it as something to joke about, but it is definitely a very serious subject.

Feel like smoking is something no one should be able to take away from you, a right, an expression of individual freedom? An addictive personality does not mean you are doomed to addiction.

The Addictive Personality Isn't What You Think It Is

It is not overstating the issue to say that this may just save your life. For people with addictions, their substance use takes first place in their lives. This means a person is constantly seeking out new experiences — new flavors, new travel locations or new sources of adrenaline rushes such as extreme sports.

It gives a clear There's so much I never knew Sometimes I felt momentarily free, powerful, and whole, but in the end my addictive cycle only compounded my loneliness and despair. They develop in brains designed to change with experience—and that leaves us vulnerable to learning things that create damaging patterns, not just useful habits.

Understanding is the first step to living an addiction-free life. After all, isn't sex the most intimate act between two people?Apr 05,  · In her new book Maia Szalavitz recalls her behavior as a child in school and at home.

Anxious, bright and slightly obsessive, she didn't seem to fit the stereotype of the “addictive personality”. An addictive personality refers to a hypothesized set of personality traits that make an individual predisposed to developing addictions.

This hypothesis states that there may be common personality traits observable in people suffering from addiction. Alan R. Lang of Florida State University, author of an addiction study prepared for the United States National Academy of Sciences, said, "If we.

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Addiction and Addictive Personality

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Craig Nakken brings new depth and dimension to our understanding of how an individual becomes an addict. Since its publication in Cited by: Sep 01,  · The chances of understanding how it all works, apart from an excellent book like this, are remote.

The addictive personality that develops within some of us, replaces the "true" self and will go to great lengths to survive, even giving-up one addiction for another, just to remain in control. I am so glad I read this hildebrandsguld.com by: Jul 08,  · In his insightful book, The Addictive Personality: Understanding the Addictive Process and Compulsive Behavior, author Craig Nakken explains why, even after an Author: Therese J.

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