Be here…when?

…by Matt Robert, with Marc Lewis… In this guest post, Matt, a regular contributor to this blog, takes a close look at the paradox of being in the moment. Is that a good thing — as meditation teachers counsel us? Or is it a sink-hole in time — a stagnant swamp where addiction can take […] (Read the rest.)

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Two yous — a disconnect in mind and brain

When I said I wanted to move further into the psychology of addiction, I didn’t mean I was about to forget the brain. The subtleties of your thoughts and the cellular activities of your brain might seem like different planets, impossible to gaze at simultaneously. Yet both are going on at exactly the same time […] (Read the rest.)

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Next step: The subtle but essential psychology of addiction

Hi all. I’ve taken a little break from blogging. The final send-off of my book manuscript gave me a chance to catch up with email, reading, and some other writing projects. I even sneaked in a novel. It’s called The Humans, by Matt Haig. I picked it up at an airport bookstore on my way […] (Read the rest.)

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Thanking my readers and “my addicts”

Those of you who remember record players probably recall the infamous “broken record” — which kept repeating the same sounds over and over. Maybe that’s me, but I thought I’d share a few more words of thanks. I finally finished editing the copy-edited manuscript of my book, a horrific chore that took three weeks, nearly […] (Read the rest.)

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The Birmingham Model — the view from the ground

…by Peter Sheath (lightly edited by Marc)… Here is a more detailed account of the community-wide treatment approach being implemented in Birmingham. Thanks very much to Peter for stepping up to the plate. Note that this post is a response to the questions and concerns raised by blog members following my last post. —————— I’m […] (Read the rest.)

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