The Science of Social Media Addiction

In droves, we engage on social media with selfies, Likes, follows, and shares. These are actions that positively re-enforce the idea that social media tools provide us with good feelings. Like any pleasure-seeking activity, social media tools are addictive. With our society’s dramatic shift toward interacting over the internet and social media tools, it is easier than ever to develop an addiction to social media. The Connection between Social Media and Addiction If you’ve ever trained a dog, you’re familiar with negative and positive re-enforcement. Such as: Negative re-enforcement uses punishment to stop a habit. Positive re-enforcement encourages a behavior through something enjoyable…like

DEALING WITH DEATH AND GRIEF IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

Losing a loved one is one of the most painful human experiences. Grief can take a toll on even the most resilient individuals, as feelings of guilt, denial, sadness, and despair sometimes overwhelm our ability to cope. For those in addiction recovery, the time of grief after losing a loved one is an incredibly high risk period. Even those who have been sober for many years may succumb to relapse when dealing with grief. Grief compromises our ability to think clearly, and an addict's gut reaction for dealing with grief will be to numb the pain with drugs and alcohol. However, relapse is not inevitable, nor the answer. There are things you can do to help ease the pain of dealing with death whi

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