When people hear the word "ADDICTION", the first thing that comes to mind is perhaps an addicted person, a person that takes drugs. This is not necessarily so, because for us to understand what addiction really is, the key points that we are going to highlight will enable us to see how addiction hijacks and controls the brain. When an individual continues to crave for something intensively, and it becomes obvious that the person has lost control over the use of that thing, and continues to involve him or herself with such a thing to the extent that the usage of such thing becomes detrimental or has adverse effects, but yet, the user continues to indulge in it. That is addiction. The resultant effect of addiction is it causes a change in the brain. Like a python hunting its prey, catches and strangulate it before beginning to swallow it.
Addiction affects the brain by firstly destabilizing the way it records pleasure and thereafter it corrupts other natural or normal drives like learning and motivation. That is why you see some crimes are committed especially by those who are under the influence of hard drugs or alcohol etc.
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About the Author
Patricia A. Carlisle, MSW, CBT
Patricia Carlisle- a Cognitive Behavioral Therapist (CBT) gives out an expression of how important it is for an individual to take into consideration the concept of self-assessment to know what human, technical and conceptual skills they posses to perform or to achieve what they desire, or to deal with everyday life. However, every particular group of people has their own unique set of ideas, traditions and events including the frame of mind according to which people perform but there are many who faces problems and fail to maintain a healthy mind set affecting their behaviors and performance to those around them.
People like Patricia Carlisle are among those who have felt this urge of serving people and helping them out of their mental crisis towards a healthy life. She has experienced some close encounters in her personal life regarding mental health issues in her family and friends that has encouraged her to pursue this as her career.
Currently Patricia Carlisle is serving as a Certified On-Line Cognitive Behavioral Therapist with an extensive 15years of experience using Cognitive-Behavior Therapy Techniques. She envisions a world where everyone gets mental health treatment with no mental health stigma and to make it real she has already set up her own Holistic Measure Online Comprehensive Behavioral Healthcare Company after retiring from The Nord Center in The Partial Hospitalization Program (PHP) Dept for 5 years and Murtis H. Taylor Mental Health Center as a mental health counselor, psychological support technician and case manager for 10 years to emulsify her skills more professionally.
Along with this, she has wrote down her passion as a clinician in 25 or more short books to help individuals and families get their life back, freeing them of the restraints of negative thinking, anxiety and depression by using different approaches. She is highly appreciated among her clients for her flexibility and professionalism of dealing with them graciously.
To reach her, make use of her direct website address: http://therapist2013.wix.com/e-therapy . As she is ready to inspire hope and contribute to health and well-being by providing the best online health care through comprehensive practice, education and research.