“No one can construct for you the bridge upon which precisely you must cross the stream of life, no one but you yourself alone.”
– Friedrich Nietzsche
Addiction can be defined as a compulsive disorder where a person has; impaired control, persistent repeated ritualized behaviors, cravings and relapse. Addiction is a response to stress and while in the short term is highly effective as an attempt to cope by self soothing in the long term has negative effects on; relationships, professional careers, education and legal consequences. Stress, unhealthy caregiver attachments, ADHD and trauma (physical, sexual and emotional) are common factors associated with alcohol and substance use disorders.
With Therapy You'll Learn: Healthier ways to cope with stress, Understand triggers to use, Decrease impulsivity, Emotional regulation, Reduce negative self talk and judgements, Increase self care, compassion and self love.
Get to living the life you want by replacing negative patterns of addiction with learning how to respond differently.
In the Realm of Hungry Ghosts by Gabor Mate, M. D.
The Wellness-Recovery Connection by John Newport, PH.D.