Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

Avoidant/Restrictive Food Intake Disorder

A Source of Fear and Anxiety Avoidant/restrictive food intake disorder, or ARFID, was previously known as selective eating disorder. Professionals thought that it only affected infants and children. However, the fifth edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders renamed it and broadened the criteria. It now includes adults who restrict their food…

Neuroplasticity

Neuroplasticity: Rewire Yourself for Happiness

Creating New Pathways The term, “neuroplasticity,” refers to the brain’s ability to heal and “re-wire” itself in response to both training and injury. Scientists used to believe that all brain damage was permanent and that adult brains eventually become “hard-wired” due to their habits. However, the latest research shows that this isn’t the case. This…

Guiding Principles

Guiding Principles

Living Sober and Radically Free Alcoholism and drug addiction do not spring from nothingness. They are a product of behavioral, psychological, biological, and social factors. For example, the families of addicts and alcoholics often have a history of substance abuse. Similarly, many who suffer from substance abuse disorder are also survivors of some type of…