Addictions

There are many types of addictions but they all have similar characteristics.
Psychology Today has a good definition:

What Is Addiction?

“An Addiction is a condition that results when a person ingests a substance or engages in an activity  that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health. People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others”.

People become addicted to a substance or an activity in different ways, Some turn to alcohol or drugs as a means of coping with a stressful situation or to forget about a traumatized past. Others log on the internet to escape the reality of their unfulfilling lifestyles looking for  a more attractive alternative. Still others find the excitement of gambling irresistable regardless of the consequences. Soon the need to continue these behaviours becomes overwhelming and the ability to resist becomes almost impossible.

Some types of addiction include:

  • Alcohol
  • Drugs
  • The Internet
  • Gambling
  • Gaming
  • Shopping
  • Eating

If you are serious about dealing with your addiction, there is help available. My counselling service is not meant to replace other available help, such as AA or NA etc. but is an additional resource that you can use to combat your addiction. You don’t have to deal with this alone. If you have reached a point where you want to take some steps to talk about healing your life, give me a call at 778.412.1420 or send me an email and lets connect.