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From Reward to Slavery – The Stages of Addiction

From Reward to Slavery, the Stages of Addiction The word “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “enslaved by” or “bound to.” Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction — or has tried to help someone else to … Continue reading

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The Neuroplastic Learning Process

The stimulus-driven learning process We forge long-term memories, and learn nearly everything we retain by strengthening neural connections through repetition, and sometimes trauma or reward. Certain events can imprint permanent memories, simply by their magnitude, and their effects upon our … Continue reading

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