Relapse is not total failure; its only a stage Failure rates to comply with treatment for alcoholism do not differ significantly from other chronic diseases. People with disease such as diabetes, asthma and hypertension frequently fail to comply with treatment. (Lewis 2002) Relapse can range from a return to chronic heavy drinking to binge drinking, …∞
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Addiction illuminates concept of free will Harvard Provost, Steven Hyman, recently gave a lecture titled “Compulsion and the Brain: Subverting the Concept of Self-Control.” He provided an easy to understand description of the neurobiological basis for addiction: Hyman began by explaining what neuroscience has learned about the process by which humans choose among multiple goals …∞
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The Buddha’s Secret The Buddha spent years seeking the secret to understanding the human condition and the sufferings that go with it. His insight was simple, and it can free you of an illusion that promotes dependence. The secret is, “There is no secret.” Thus in Buddhism there is no Secret Doctrine. Twenty-five hundred years …∞