Share on Google Plus Share on Twitter 3 Share on Facebook 2 Share on LinkedIn Share on PInterest Share on Fark! Share on Reddit 1 Share on StumbleUpon 1 Tell A Friend 1 (8 Shares)  
Printer Friendly Page Save As Favorite View Favorites View Stats   No comments

Life Arts

Addiction: Monkey On My Back

By (about the author)     Permalink       (Page 2 of 2 pages)
Related Topic(s): ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; ; (more...) ; ; ; ; , Add Tags  (less...) Add to My Group(s)

View Ratings | Rate It Headlined to H3 1/23/13

- Advertisement -

This suggests that something has been accomplished by the act alone of obtaining the drug. This is the signal satisfaction of an attempt to re-establish an internal state of mastery. The act of initiating the chain of events which will lead to alteration of the addict's affect, one had confirmed the ability to alter and control one's affective state, and re-affirming a sense of internal potency.

Sober 1975). Addicts characteristically experience feeling a sense of claustrophobia the feeling of being, helplessly, closed in and imposed upon.



FREUD, S. 1926 Inhibitions, symptoms and anxiety S.E. 20


KHANTZIAN, E. J. 1985 the self-medication hypothesis of additive disorders: focus on heroin and cocaine dependence Amer. J. Psychiatry. 142 1259-1264


- Advertisement -

Living Sober 1975 New York: AA World Services


MILKMAN, H & FROSCH, W. A. 1973 on the preferential abuse of heroin and amphetamine J. Nerv. Ment. Dis. 156 242-248


ZINBERG, N. E. 1975 Addition and ego function Psychoanal. Study Child 30 567-588

- Advertisement -



Next Page  1  |  2

William(Bill)Smith, Ph.D. an author, psychotherapist,consultant and personal coach. My practice focuses on online counseling, phone and face-to-face session with survivors of personal trauma,childhood abuse, relationship concerns, and individual (more...)

Share on Google Plus Submit to Twitter Add this Page to Facebook! Share on LinkedIn Pin It! Add this Page to Fark! Submit to Reddit Submit to Stumble Upon

Go To Commenting

The views expressed in this article are the sole responsibility of the author and do not necessarily reflect those of this website or its editors.

Writers Guidelines

Contact Author Contact Editor View Authors' Articles
- Advertisement -

Most Popular Articles by this Author:     (View All Most Popular Articles by this Author)

Brother and Sister Sexual Abuse: The Secret Reveal

Power, Sex, and Symbiotic Attachment

Alcohol Abuse and Economic Downturns

Chief Justice Roberts' Freudian Slip

Addiction: Monkey On My Back

Power, Sex, and Symbiotic Relationship


The time limit for entering new comments on this article has expired.

This limit can be removed. Our paid membership program is designed to give you many benefits, such as removing this time limit. To learn more, please click here.

Comments: Expand   Shrink   Hide  
No comments