A New Look at the Origins of Addiction
October 07, 2016 | By Laura MacKay
The parenting system teaches us control, not love
Where does addiction come from? The answer has deep implications for treatment, obviously. It’s Dr. Brown’s belief that addiction is learned, which means it can be unlearned. And how is it learned? Through a near-universal parenting system based—unconsciously and to widely varied degrees—on control, rather than love.
As Dr. Bernie Siegel, famous for exploring the role of consciousness and childhood experiences in disease, once said, “Parenting is the number one public health issue.”
Read this at RecoveryView.com, where we were invited to write a guest post for their audience of treatment professionals.