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TMWT Episode 010: Addiction Part 1

TMWT Episode 010: Addiction Part 1

Update: 2019-05-22


TMWT Episode 010: Addiction Part 1

Welcome to Thoughtful Mind with Tzvi: Personal Growth, Mental Health, and Interesting Ideas. We're a podcast where we explore ways we can heal from the past, grow in positivity in the future, and find some food for thought along the journey.

In this week's episode, we answer a voicemail question about addiction and externalization, explore the basis of 12 Step Programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, and discuss the disease model of addition. We also talk about our first giveaway.

Many of us felt that we had plenty of character. There was a tremendous urge to cease forever. Yet we found it impossible. This is the baffling feature of alcoholism as we know it – this utter inability to leave it alone, no matter how great the necessity or the wish.” - The Big Book of Alcoholics Anonymous

In this episode of Thoughtful Mind with Tzvi:

  • What is the reason the medical field views addiction as a disease?
  • How Tzvi changed his professional opinion regarding 12 Step Programs
  • Why does Externalization reveal a person's inner light?
  • Where might willpower end addiction?
  • Who is responsible for an addict's recovery?
  • When would an abstinence or moderation model work best?

Mentioned Resources:

  • A more in depth article about abstinence vs. moderation can be found here

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TMWT Episode 010: Addiction Part 1

TMWT Episode 010: Addiction Part 1

Tzvi Hilsenrath, LCSW