Addictions are Learned Behaviors

Addictions are Learned Behaviors

Anyone who’s ever been to a 12-step meeting has heard at least one or two recovering addicts say something like, “I got high because I had a crappy day at work and things got worse when I got home and I just got tired of feeling miserable.” That statement is very much in line with the commonly accepted idea of addictive behaviors as maladaptive coping responses used to deal with unwanted emotional discomfort.

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