Dr. Srini Pillay, a Harvard-trained psychologist, details the difference between recreational behavior and addiction to help you determine whether you or someone you know should seek help. Dr. Pillay shares how to address addiction in yourself or an employee, as well as how to appraise what level of care you or others need and when to approach specific care providers. He explains how addiction can also be present in our relationships with work, technology, food, shopping, and other seemingly benign areas of life. Plus, he helps you evaluate the merits of mobile apps and other new approaches for managing addiction.
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- Many of us have days when we have a drink, or two, or even three, and many people use drugs recreationally too, right? But how do you know when you've taken things a little too far? When in fact, you might be sabotaging yourself and your life and don't even realize it. I'm Doctor Srini Pillay. I'm a Harvard trained psychiatrist with a background in clinical psychiatry, brain imaging research, and executive coaching. Let's walk through a perspective on addiction in the workplace and community that you can reflect on and consider in your everyday life. I'll remind you that addiction applies to more than just drugs and alcohol. It applies to work, food, technology, shopping, and a host of other situations, too. And you'll also learn when and how to seek help, about self and other stigma, and about the most recent technology that can help your or someone else's addiction. I really hope that this brief introduction to addiction in the community will stimulate your motivation and interest in whether you or someone you know might be suffering from a very curable condition for which help is readily available because when you address your addictions you release yourself to a greater degree of freedom in your own life.