ALCOHOL AND DRUGS

Explaining Traumatic Memories With The Linen Cupboard Metaphor

THE PROCESSING OF NORMAL MEMORIES: Normal memories that have been fully processed have a temporal context that enables us to remember when, or roughly when, they happened. In other words, the memories have what is sometimes figuratively referred to as a ‘date stamp.’ The ‘date stamp’ is attached to the memory the part of the …

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BPD, Alcoholism and Impulsivity

  It is not uncommon for alcoholism and borderline personality disorder (BPD) to go hand-in-hand (click here to read my article on the relationship between alcoholism and childhood trauma). Those suffering from both alcoholism and BPD are particularly likely to have problems controlling their impulsivity. The reason for this is the twin effects of alcoholism …

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Alcoholics, Their Children, Role Reversal And Repetiton Compulsion

  What Is The Effect Of Alcoholic Parents On Children? Those who grow up in households in which one or both parents are alcoholics almost invariably have to suffer a living environment that is emotionally chaotic. Indeed, the behavior of alcoholic parents towards their children can be terrifying. Furthermore, the alcoholic parent may be in …

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