Bohunk’S Redemption: Chapter 2 Exerpt

“An important but overlooked explanation [for addiction] is that addiction is a brain disease. Addiction starts and continues in chemical centers in the brain. The main locations are – of all places – in parts of the brain for unconscious activities like sleep, eating, sex, thirst, and the instinctive drive states. That makes sense, because addiction is an unconscious drive, and is also why conscious control is difficult. Especially if the addictive drive state for drugs and alcohol are associated with basic instinctive drives, as it does. Instinctive drive states express themselves daily. We eat, sleep, think about sex, drink something, reproduce. I like to call drug and alcohol addiction as an aberrant drive state gone crazy. Only in this instance, conscious control is difficult – if not impossible, because the aberrant addictive drive for drugs and alcohol is abnormal, unconscious and uncontrollable. Certainly, I could not control alcohol or drugs at all.”

Addictions [...] started out like magical pets, pocket monsters. They did  extraordinary tricks, showed you things you hadn't seen, were fun. But came,  through some gradual dire alchemy, to make decisions for

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