Addiction and Willpower: A Mystery Unfolds

Drug or alcohol addiction is a primary, chronic disease that is defined as the repeated use of substances that alters brain reward, motivation, memory and related functions. Significant biological, psychological, social and spiritual changes occur through substance addiction which can make a person pursue reward in substances rather than other behaviors, activities or relationships. An addiction is characterized by an impairment in behavioral…
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Self-Efficacy and Staying Sober

If an addict does not have faith in their ability to stay sober they are unlikely to achieve lasting sobriety. They will be expecting to fail so will not be willing to put much effort into preventing this from happening. The reason for why this individual is so pessimistic of their chances of success is that they have low self-efficacy.  Self-efficacy…
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