WATCH: Jordan Peterson Returns After Year-Long Disappearance, Near-Death Battle With Addiction

(James Barrett) A year ago, famed clinical psychologist Jordan Peterson, a popular proponent of free speech, abruptly disappeared from the public eye. Over the last few months, Peterson’s daughter, Mikhaila Peterson, has provided some troubling updates on the family’s struggles, including the revelation that her father was suffering from addiction.

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Study: Link Between Emotion and Addictive Substance Use Explained

(Neuroscience News) What drives a person to smoke cigarettes – and keeps one out of six U.S. adults addicted to tobacco use, at a cost of 480,000 premature deaths each year despite decades of anti-smoking campaigns? What role do emotions play in this addictive behavior? Why do some smokers puff more often and more deeply or even relapse many years after they’ve quit? If policy makers had those answers, how could they strengthen the fight against the global smoking epidemic?

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The Role of Mindfulness in Alleviating the Opioid Addiction Crisis

(Nikki Harper) Here at WuW, we’ve reported on the opioid addiction crisis several times. The statistics make for grim reading indeed, with more than 130 people in the US dying every day as a result of opioid addiction, including the misuse of prescription painkillers [1]. However, with over 20% of the US population experiencing chronic pain [2] and with opioid painkillers frequently being prescribed to this demographic, the crisis shows little sign of abating.

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You’re Not Addicted to Drugs You’re Managing Your Abandonment Emotions | Pleasure and Addiction – Substance or Feeling?

(Justin Deschamps) For years, we’ve been led to believe drugs cause addiction. If you give someone cocaine, they’ll become an addict. But newer research and understanding counters this drugs-lead-to-addiction myth. 

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