The Answer Model - which is based on cutting-edge research on neuroscience, psychology, and anthropology - suggets that nearly all of us develop unconscious biochemical addictions to our own pain and emotional distress. Because states of emotional distress release stress hormones that act in the brain much like addictive drugs, the model suggests that people develop literal addictions to states such as anxiety, hurt, and self-pity.
The Answer Model
Answer Model, The
A New Path to Healing/John Montgomery and Todd Ritchey
Mind, Body & Spirit