This month I would like to focus on the illness of addiction, which can get worse during the holiday season for many people. For part one of my two-part series on addiction, I’ll focus on education and understanding the illness of addiction. Next month, I’ll share specific strategies to help those facing addiction.
First, it’s important to know that addiction is extremely difficult, not only for both the person struggling, but also for those helping that individual.
To understand how addiction works in the brain, I’d like to share this eye-opening and informative podcast episode from the Huberman Lab, hosted by Dr. Andrew Huberman. As a Stanford neurobiology and ophthalmology professor, Dr. Huberman studies and shares many fascinating aspects of neuroscience, which is always backed by evidence-based research. (I highly recommend all of his podcast episodes!)
I encourage you to listen to this podcast (found on Apple podcasts and Spotify), and I’d like to highlight some of what I found most fascinating:
These are just a few of the many fascinating takeaways from this highly educational podcast. I encourage you to listen, and I welcome your thoughts or questions.
Stay tuned for next month’s newsletter when I focus on the second part of the topic of addiction, covering tools and strategies to help recovery.
Until then, wishing you safe, healthy, and happy holidays!