Why Lockdown Led to an Increase in Drinking

The lockdown has had quite a profound effect on many people’s drinking.  Some people have found that their drinking has increased (often dramatically) and others have found that the lockdown was their key to stopping. People in this second group may have stopped for...

Genetics and Addiction

I’ve read a lot recently about the link between genetics and addiction. I thought it was worth doing a post clarifying the position. The starting point, I think, it that genetics cannot dictate behaviour. Behaviour is learnt, not inherited. There is no gene that can...

Cravings

I deal with different aspects of cravings in both AE1 and AE2 and I thought it would be useful to put it all together in one place. A craving is a hugely misunderstood concept, people think of it as an outside occurrence, something that happens to them over which they...