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Incentive Salience: A Neurobiological Model of Addiction
Incentive salience hinges upon the idea that incentives (such as drugs) motivate addicted people because they are perceived to be of the utmost importance to them.
Dostoevsky: How the Great Author Dismissed Moral Relativism
In 1851, a politicized young Russian was driven into exile in a freezing Siberian prison. He was not yet a great writer, but his experiences there would make him one. His name of course, was Fyodor Dostoevsky.
Nietzsche: Right Diagnosis, Wrong Prescription
I spent more than a decade of my life street-level snouting for nuggets of crack – what now seems like a lifetime peering vainly into the bottom of empty plastic deal bags and scraping out the spaces between floor boards.
Why Suboxone Doesn’t Work
Harm reduction is the drug policy favoured by the UK government and most European governments. You can add Canada, Australia and New Zealand to that list too.
84 days: Why NA Works
NA in Iran is host to approximately 16,000 of the worlds 60,000 meetings. Addiction is a great leveller. It is an equal opportunities destroyer. But it is also an equal opportunities transformer.
Carl Jung’s Letter to AA
During the 1920s Carl Jung treated a man called Roland Hazard III for alcoholism. I’m going to distill their therapeutic conversations down into the following essential components.