Caitlin Thompson grew up as a child of a parent with an opioid addiction. Now as an adult and a parent herself, she shares how having a parent with an addiction affected her in childhood as well as in her adult life.
Talk Categories: Addiction
Dopamine is the star of our conversations about motivation and addiction. But journalists, marketers, and app developers alike have missed some critical details. Understanding how dopamine really works to motivate our everyday behaviors–and what goes wrong in drug addiction–is the key to more productive thinking about our ‘bad habits,’ as well as today’s opioid crisis.
The language around addiction often acts as label rather than a definition for a disease. Rebecca Throop, a mother, wife, runner, marketing executive, lover of pretzels and also a recovering alcoholic, is changing how people talk about addition by introducing 1st-person language in exchange for labels.