Addiction is widespread and adversely affects many people throughout the world.
“Do you have the that sense that something is missing? A feeling in your gut that you’re not good enough? If you do, it’s hardly surprising because I believe we live in an age of addiction where addictive thinking has become almost totally immersive… Addiction is when natural biological imperatives, like the need for food, sex, relaxation or status, become prioritised to the point of destructiveness.” Russell Brand
If you are reading this, it’s highly likely that something in your life is becoming prioritised to the point of destructiveness. What you are doing is not working for you, either because you are hurting yourself or the people you care about. Usually the motivation to do something about the destructiveness is forced by someone who cares about you.
The good news is that there is so much hope, so much you can do and much to look forward to. Many times addictions come from denying the truth of who we are in order to feel good. When we are ready to be true to ourselves, there are many exciting opportunities for growth and to achieve happiness and fulfillment.
Addiction is a disease of parts of the limbic system of the brain. This deregulation of dopamine and other neurochemicals creates a pattern of compulsive use of substances. Compulsions almost always leads to consequences that are negative for you and those around you.
All you need to do is begin the conversation with a health professional – someone with experience – someone you trust – about how you can free yourself from addiction and become happier and healthier.
Call me if you want to begin a conversation about addiction.