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The Neurobiology of Addiction

Your Lizard Brain

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Is there a way to change this?

I did this with cigarettes. I, too, quit again but not immediately. It took 5 or 6 months. I also didn't care that the cigarette tasted horrible. I knew that after a few of them I would start liking the taste again. I also was not trapped in a car with a bunch of smokers, I was in a smoke free building and decided I wanted to. Very odd behavior. I had not smoked in about 4 years when this happened.

Can the limbic system be influenced like our sub conscience. We had to learn to be alcoholics, can the limbic system be re-trained to not turn to whatever we are addicted to.

If so, how?

I have tried hypnotism and NLP and went nowhere with it.

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Joseph Troncale, M.D. FASAM, has been working in addiction medicine for 20 years. He is the Medical Director of the Retreat.

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