Stages of Change
In this video, we will discuss the stages of change individuals with addiction often go through and how identifying what stage of change you are in can help you know your next steps.
In a lab, animals exhibit similar "craving" memories to humans. This study shows us how it can be modeled in a lab. Additionally researchers have found that memories of our drug taking are more vivid, easier to recall and may even stamp out other memories
You may also want to read: Grady, Denise. "The Hardest Habit To Break: Memories of the High." New York Times, October 27, 1998
Think about some situations in your past where your thoughts and memories of the positive aspects of using were highly exaggerated?
Video Time: 5:48
The stages of change model is based on evidence which shows addicted individuals proceed through different stages toward changing a behavior. This stages of change model is important to remember when trying to change any behavior.