Mindfulness can erase brain patterns that lock addicts into a cycle of abuse

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If addictive behaviors rewire the brain, the challenge is to erase these patterns of behavior.

Addictive substances are known to rewire the brain, but addictive behaviors do as well, according to a new article published in the journal Neuroscience and Behavioral Reviews. It’s not just what is consumed, but what is experienced that can make the brain crave the experience in the same manner it can be taught to crave a drug.

 

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Man Becomes Successful Artist After Stroke Rewires His Brain

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A Unique Perspective

A former engineer who was disabled and living on benefits has turned his life around – after a stroke rewired his brain and turned him into an artist. Ken Walters suffered multiple spine fractures and massive internal injuries when he was crushed against a wall by a fork lift truck when a driver lost control.

The horrific accident left him wheelchair-bound and jobless and triggered a 19-year depression.

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