Action is the end result of a tripped trigger.
We all have triggers. What separates us is how we deal with them when we are set off.
Dear TAB Community,
First, Thank you for making the launch of TAB a major success. We are starting to connect with people we would have never met without your help and are hearing positive feedback throughout the WORLD!
We ask your patience as we need to do some site maintenance instead of posting new content for these last few days of January. We will be live posting new content TWO TIMES a week starting in February.
Here are a couple of exciting announcements.
- We are laying the groundwork to launch The Addiction Blog Podcast by the beginning of summer. We are currently looking to book authors, speakers, bloggers, or anyone with a story the world could benefit from. If you would like to be considered, or know anyone who would, please email firstname.lastname@example.org with TAB Podcast in the subject line.
- We are launching a search for our first batch of Community Leaders. Our Community Leaders program integrates more voices into the content delivered by TAB and encourages more community interaction in the Disqus forums. Community Leaders are asked to write guest posts on a monthly basis, be a leader in the discussion forums by answering questions and sharing relevant information (blogs, articles, podcasts), and help shape the vision of TAB for the future. Each Community Leader will receive a short bio, head shot, and permission to link to their social media hubs (facebook, Twitter). If you would like to be one of our first ever Community Leaders, please email email@example.com with Community Leader in the subject line. You submission will be reviewed and the interview process will begin. There is a limit to community leaders, so if you are interested apply today!
- And finally, we have a VERY big surprise that we hope to be able to make public by the beginning of April. I can’t disclose what it is yet, but just know it will be a useful tool for you or any addict, and it will be FREE!
We have some great content in the works for February and we can’t wait to bring it to you then.
TAB was very grateful to be one of the featured questions on MichaelHyatt.com and also Michael’s, This is Your Life Podcast. We want to thank our visitors from these sites and encourage you to become part of the community. TAB exists to Educate, Encourage, and Enable communities of addicts to live lives of full potential! Welcome to our platform!
Knowing why something happens is not the ultimate solution to any problem.
If you go to the dentist and say, “Doc, my tooth is killing me”, is the pain resolved if he teaches you about the importance of enamel, sensitivity of dentyne, or the molecular make-up of the goop that goes on inside a tooth?
No. GET THE DRILL!
Just because you can buy something at a gas station does not make it safe
K2 and Spice are just two common names of what are classified as Synthetic Cannabinoids (man made marijuana). A few other common names associated with Synthetic Cannabinoids include (but are not limited to); Bliss, Black Mamba, Bombay Blue, Blaze, Genie, Spice, Zohai, JWH -018, -073, -250, Yucatan Fire, Skunk, Mad Hatter, and Moon Rocks.
We know synthetic means that it is not grown naturally. In this case, the drug is made in a laboratory or some guy’s basement. This leaves the burning question, what the heck are Cannabinoids?
While the previous views present ideas that addiction is somehow thrust upon us without our choice (a disease in which we did not ask for, a parent or environment we could not control) the addiction as an immoral or sinful conduct view believes that individuals are free to choose their behaviors.
Furthermore, since we are free agents when we choose to make good decisions and should be rewarded, and when we choose bad decisions we obviously those people would need to be punish.
As we move forward, I want to keep you posted (Ha, that’s a pun, keeping you posted on postings…classic TAB) on how often new content will be added to TAB. For the foreseeable future, new content will be posted on Mondays, Wednesdays, and AskTAB posts on Fridays. As we grow with new content and ways of reaching you (our The Addiction Blog Podcast is still in development) we thank you for your support and patience.
Bad learned behavior (BLB)? That doesn’t rhyme or flow at all. Noah did you even go to grammar school?
In an attempt to maintain an 8th grade reading level (mind you what I really mean is “How well I read in 8th grade), I am making an extra effort to eliminate confusing language.
The word you will find in text books is actually, “Maladaptive Behavior Theory” (I like my version better personally). I know what you’re thinking, “Potato- Pototo, what difference does it make?” And you are right, enough with the semantics, let’s take a few minutes and explore this view of addiction.
So if addiction is a disease, how do you treat it?
Addiction Counselors treat addiction as a Biological, Psychological, and Sociological disease, or a BioPsychoSocial disease. In the BioPsychoSocial model, all three phases of a person’s life are affected by the disease of addiction, and therefore treatment must focus equally on each of these areas. Here are a few lessons Addiction Counselors teach on each subject.
This first questions is one that I (Noah Coley) am asked a lot because of my day job as a Counselor.
This is a very difficult question because of all the different factors. However, there are few general truths that I think everyone needs to know about level of intoxication when it comes to alcohol.
Not every drink is created equal.
There are three main world views about addiction:
Addiction viewed as a Disease
Addiction viewed as a Learned Bad Behavior
Addiction viewed as Immoral Conduct (or Sin)
Today we will take a look from the viewpoint of addiction as a disease.
First off, why call it a disease? I always think it best to get a definition before we apply a concept to addiction. Our good friends at Merriam-Websters.com define disease as:
… a condition of the living animal or plant body or of one of its parts that impairs normal functioning and is typically manifested by distinguishing signs and symptoms.
Friday will be our very first Ask The Addiction Blog (TAB) dedicated post.
This is your opportunity to ask any question (about anything addiction related), and we will answer them.
One final thing, you have the option to make your question totally anonymous. You can give us as much info/back story as you desire, but we will keep your details private in order to protect your privacy. Just include a name that you would like to use in/or at the end of the post (Be creative, remember not everything here has to be heavy just because we are talking about addiction).
Send your questions to AskTAB@theaddictionblog.com
Addiction is a scary word.
Don’t believe me? Try this three second exercise by saying the following out loud (regardless if it is factual),
“I struggle with an addiction.”
That just feels weird rolling off the tongue, but why?
The Addiction Blog is the vision of Noah Coley. Noah is the main producer of content which includes blog posts, podcasts, interviews, research, inspirational reading, and much more.
The Addiction Blog (TAB) is designed to be THE tool that reaches the masses in order to educate, inspire, connect, and enable its followers to live lives of full potential.