Alcohol & Cognitive Dissonance

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Why is addiction so painful? Why when you decide you want to drink less is it difficult to do? Why do you have a desire to drink, and not drink at the same time? Why does alcohol addiction feel like you are fighting a battle inside yourself? Join Annie Grace, author of This Naked Mind: Alcohol Exposed as she explores the role of Cognitive Dissonance (internal disagreement) in addiction.


"I realized with a sudden force that every time I got into trouble, alcohol was involved"


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