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The Silver Thread: A Buddhist Perspective on Addiction

The Silver Thread:  A Buddhist Perspective on Addiction

Addictions are a manifestation of the afflictive emotion of ‘craving’. Craving is the natural human tendency to want a life more pleasurable than the one we have. Craving occurs when this desire turns into fixation. Western psychology views this craving tendency as a symptom of pathology. In the lexicon of symptoms the most common manifestations […]

About the writer: Dr. Michael Abramsky

Michael Abramsky PhD, ABPP is a licensed psychologist with 35 years of experience treating adolescents and adults for anxiety, depression and trauma. He is nationally Board Certified in both Clinical and Forensic psychology. Dr. Abramsky also has an MA in Comparative Religions, and has practiced and taught Buddhist Meditation for 25 years.