General Definitions – O

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Here are O – addiction recovery general definitions.

Observing or Observer Self: A mental “self” concept which observes one’s thoughts and behaviors, and clarifies what one wants and doesn’t want, and motivates one to take desirable actions.

Optimistic: A confident, hopeful, and positive outlook about the future; can be unrealistic.

Orthomolecular Medicine: An alternative medicine that uses diet and nutritional supplements to create an optimum environment in the body and that will fight diseases.

Orthomolecular Psychiatry: The use of orthomolecular medicine to treat mental illness, using unorthodox forms of testing, diagnosis, and treatment.

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General Definitions – N

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Negative Tapes: Negative messages from society are unconsciously accepted as true and are replayed, usually outside of conscious awareness.

Neurons: Brain nerve cells that process and transmit information through chemical signals.

Neuropathways: A path made by many thousands of neurons so that messages can travel in the brain.

Neurotransmitters: The brain chemicals that jump the gap between neurons, causing the completion of neuron transmission and messages to travel throughout the brain.

Normalize: To clarify that something that appears to be abnormal is normal; by showing you that it’s more common than you thought that it was.

Nutritional Therapy: A recovery approach that focuses on diet and nutritional supplements.

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General Definitions – M

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M – Addiction Recovery Definitions

Maintenance Addiction: A substance or behavior that one chooses to continue to control, because it’s necessary, like food, or is very desirable, like an intimate relationship.

Medical Model: A model of addiction as a disease that is best treated by medical professionals.

Minimization: Seeing something or a situation as less significant than it actually is.

Mirroring: Matching or copying another’s behavior, non-verbally communicating with each other in the process.

Mirror Neurons: Is a neuron that fires when you act and when you observe the same action performed by another, “mirroring” the behavior of the other person, as though you were performing the action.

Model, Modeling: To watch someone’s behavior and practice acting the same way, until it become comfortable.

Mood-Altering, Psychoactive Substance: A substance or behavior that affects the brain, creating intense pleasure and changing one’s emotional state.

Motivation: The reasons you act the way they do. There are many factors such as your intensity of desire or need, reward value of the goal, and your or other’s expectations.

Multiple Disciplinary Approach: This is the name for a team treatment approach, which can include a psychiatrist, nurse, social worker, counselor, and other professional.

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