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By Joe Griffin

The key at the back of profitable dependancy busting represents an enormous step forward within the manner we view and deal with addictions. the recent science-based in-sights it contained have already helped numerous humans to beat a variety of compulsive behaviors and take again keep watch over in their lives.

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Even when all the rats were forced to drink the morphine mixture for two months, only the rats isolated in small cages continued to choose the morphine water when later offered both that and plain water. Those in Rat Park quickly tailed off their morphine consumption. UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION 141 What the experiment clearly showed was that drug usage depended not on individual biology or character but on whether or how well needs were met. Rats that were confined alone or in cramped conditions, in boring environments that offered nothing to stimulate them, developed the highest reliance on morphine.

And so this is where the role of withdrawal (the' stick') comes in. We are encouraged to continue with routine, less dramatically pleasurable but still necessary, activities because we experience discomfort if we don't. UNDERSTANDING ADDICTION The 'couch potato' Let's give an example. John spends far too much time slouching in front of the television, eating beer and crisps, and this is starting to have bad effects on his health. His doctor has advised him to take regular exercise, so John starts walking a mile a day.

Sometimes that knowledge is outwardly denied ("My grandfather smoked 40 cigarettes a day and lived till he was 90"; "I do it because I like it and that is more important to me than living forever"; "It's my life and I'll do what I want with it"). But somewhere inside you there is a nagging concern and discomfort that makes you want to change things. 19 20 I FREEDOM FROM ADDICTION Until picking up this book, you just hadn't yet found the way to stop and stay stopped. In the blank box on page 18, note down any times you can recall when you made efforts to quit or significantly cut down on your problem activity, and for how long you were successful.

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