This webinar explores current research into the relational neuroscience of addiction, looking at what is put in place or missing in early attachment that contributes to addiction as a strategy for peace and survival. We go over the relationship between brain states and the relative desirability of different substances, including alcohol, opioids, cocaine, methamphetamines and other addictive strategies such as gambling, food, shopping, sex, and being fixated on the addictions of others. What are effective approaches to changing these entrenched addictive patterns?
This recording covers:
- Brief review of the brain
- The neurobiology of addiction
- Attachment patterns and their effect on addiction
- What happens when we add empathy?
- Finding balance and meaning
- Questions and time for integration