The Science of Addictive Love

July 29, 2020
Hosted by Janie Lacy

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A wise sage named Ke$ha once infamously crooned that love itself can be a drug, capable of igniting addiction and a “sick obsession.” Scientists believe the same. In a recent review of studies on the neurochemical elements of love and addiction, University of Oxford researchers concluded that love can be diagnosed as an actual addiction. And one day, they wrote, it will be treated with science, just like every other substance humans crave when they get addicted like sugar, drugs or alcohol. Like the lyrics from one of Rihanna’s popular songs “and I run for miles just to get a taste…must be love on the brain” So sit back, relax and open up your heart, soul and brain — as my guest today will help you unpack what exactly is the true essence of the meaning of love.

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Let’s Talk About It with Janie Lacy

Wednesday at 5 PM Pacific Time on VoiceAmerica Empowerment Channel

Join America’s Favorite Psychotherapist as she talks about mental health, relationships and hot topics. Janie takes you on a journey as she unpacks and explores connection, meaning, and choices to our inner world so we can break free from toxic patterns and limiting beliefs to create our best self.

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Janie Lacy

Janie Lacy

Janie Lacy is one of America’s favorite multiple award-winning Psychotherapist. She is also a respected television commentator and founder of Life Counseling Solutions. She has been enriching lives through her psychotherapy work and is a recognized relationship trauma expert.

In both clinical settings and in private practice, Janie has treated all forms of mental illness, substance abuse, grieving, job stress, emotional disturbances, sexual abuse and parenting issues. Janie's Woman Redeemed Program helps women break toxic relationship patterns, develop greater self-awareness through experimental techniques, create strategies to change painful and destructive behavior patterns, and learn healthy choices for long lasting positive change.

Janie earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Administration from the University of Central Florida and holds a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from Palm Beach Atlantic University and her Doctorate in Clinical Psychology from California Southern University. She is a faculty member with the International Institute for Trauma and Addiction Professionals where she trains professionals who are committed to specializing in the areas of addiction recovery and trauma.

Janie was one of the ONYX Magazine’s 2020 “Women on The Move” Honorees and one of Orlando Magazine's “2019 Women of the Year.” She was also awarded the “2018 Enterprise Business of the Year” award by the African American Chamber of Commerce of Central Florida.

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