The Psychology Podcast S01E01 - AddictionsAddictions have changed over centuries, and they will continue to change in the following centuries. Whether behavioural or substance use, there is a complex interplay of internal and external factors in every addiction. The episode equips the listener with various techniques to manage their addiction. Even if you aren’t sure about quitting, reducing the addiction or the damage, this episode will help you in every contemplation stage. The listener will understand how addictions are closely related to emotions, and involve a cyclic behaviour, that you can stop. From avoiding pain to seeking pleasure, every addictive action serves a purpose, only to make things worse in the long run. Some hands-on techniques are discussed to help you take a different action. Finally, the episode deals with preventing and managing a relapse. If used well, the episode is a powerful adjunct to formal treatment by an addiction specialist, psychiatrist or a de-addiction counsellor.