Addictions are widespread—therefore, cannot reflect brain disorders.

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06/06/2021 19:15

A brain disorder is a "malfunction" of natural mechanisms. There can be no fault in our body on such a scale! Therefore the cause of addictions is not a "brain disorder."


Nature works in a structured way, so it can be expected that all addictions of different kinds have a common denominator. The main difficulty in treating addictions stems from ignorance of the causes of addictions, and therefore, the treatment of addictions often fails! I recommend reading the first unifying model regarding addictions: The Unifying Model of Addictions with its unique Energy-reward mechanism.


All types of addiction - introduction.

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9 of the World's Most Common Addictions:
  1. Tobacco addiction.
  2. Alcohol addiction.
  3. Marijuana addiction. (Drug addiction)
  4. Painkillers addiction. (Drug addiction)
  5. Cocaine addiction. (Drug addiction)
  6.  Heroin addiction. (Drug addiction) 
  7. Gambling addiction.
  8. Sex addiction.
  9. Internet addiction! 

Note: I believe all four drug addictions are one category of addictions; however, I expected to find obesity on the list. 


What is the cause of addictions?

  • Although addictions are widespread, there is no clear explanation of what causes them; it explains why weaning treatments are unsuccessful.

What is the definition of addiction?

  • Link: Addiction (Wikipedia) "Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences." (Partial quote)
  • Link what is addiction?: (American Psychiatric Association) "Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences." 
  • Although most definitions attribute addictions to a brain disorder, there is no uniform definition.

What is the prevalence of the phenomenon of addictions?

  • Addictions are a widespread phenomenon; if we sum up the numbers, we will conclude that the total scope of all types of addictions reaches a vast percentage of a quarter to a third of the population!

What are the different types of addictions?

  • The addictions tend to be often divided into 2-3 main groups. Addiction to substances such as drugs and alcohol. Or behavioral addictions such as eating, sex, and games. Sometimes, a third category of the disorder is also added.

What is the reward mechanism that drives addictions?

  • The reward mechanism of addiction bypasses logic and persuasion. It causes damage to the addict and sometimes also to the environment, without the addict not being able to stop, even though they are aware of the damage! (A seemingly paradoxical situation that causes painful conflicts with the immediate environment)


Continue reading the entire article (Innovative Approach): The Unifying Model of Addictions with its unique Energy-reward mechanism.

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