In this video, I will explain why your memories of past drug taking or using your drug of choice are often exaggerated and may even stamp out negative consequences of using.
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: 5:51
In this video, you will learn about how addicted individuals often have memories of past drug taking or using their drug of choice that are highly exaggerated. This leads one to over value their drug of choice regardless of real and serious consequences. Once you understand how this works, you should be able to better manage your thoughts and memories of using.