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    Demystifying Addiction: Understanding Addiction as Attachment Disorder

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    Addiction as Attachment Disorder, the new science Talk on Addiction and Attachment Disorder for Azure Acres Demystifying Addiction: Understanding Addiction as Attachment Disorder by Thomas Hedlund, LMFT Best selling author John Bradshaw calls Thomas Hedlund one of the select few therapists who I know that thoroughly understands the dynamics of emotional healing. Addiction effects brain function including judgement and self control centers which create what is now called the biochemical personality. The progressive destructive nature of this process helps us to understand the erratic, irrational and denial based behavior associated with advanced addiction. New breakthroughs in the neuroscience of affect regulation and attachment theory have proven that addiction is a brain disease rooted in early emotional development. These recent breakthroughs in attachment and affective neuroscience also help explain how early life survival and adaptive mechanisms become barriers to flexibility and change in adult life. Hope for recovery and wellness occur when examples are discussed about the brains recovery process when abstinence is obtained and the vulnerability to relapse can be understood through using illustrations of the significant changes in brain function that are caused by addiction. Treatment options and recommendations can be made more effective through the use of the guiding science behind both the disease and recovery process.

    Our Clinical Director, Tom Hedlund, MFT, is well respected and a no-nonsense kind of guy. We are so lucky to have him!

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    â??Tom has the ability to make this vital and innovative research come alive in ways that are both interesting and useful. He is a skillful therapist and trainer with commitment and compassion for those who struggle with the complexities of addiction and traumatic histories. He goes way beyond the theoretical and offers concrete and tangible methods for working with afflictive emotional states and deep seated defensive structures. He is a rare find.â?? --Paul Ehrlich, MA Executive Director Totah Behavioral Health Authority Farmington, NM.

    Give the people what they want: Tom Hedlund, MFT!

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