Let’s talk opening about what that looks like!
We all have this stigma about addiction (as we do mental health). We imagine it as “those people on the streets”. You know, the ones who “chose to be where they are”
DID YOU KNOW…
This isn’t how addiction starts… what you’re “classifying” as addiction is actually LONG TERM ADDICTION.
These people didn’t choose to become addicted. They were running 🏃♀️ from something … typically trauma and feelings! Mental health is usually THE FIRST PHASE OF ALL ADDICTION…
People do choose addiction in the sense that becoming clean is much more difficult than it sounds. To become clean means to deal with these issues… and HERE COMES THE CATCH…
100% of the human race has an addiction. Managed or unmanaged is really our only difference…
- Do you smoke?
- Do you have a candy or chocolate “tooth”?
- Do you drink wine/alcohol?
- Do you have a “preferable” food?
Your stomach controls the release of endorphins in your brain. Your endorphins are the hormone molecules in your brain such as dopamine, serotonin, oxytocin & anandamide (bliss molecule). These are your feet good hormone..
That why when you’re sad, you may eat more… releasing endorphins that calm you. Or why you have a glass of wine or shot of alcohol when stressed or go for the candy…
You’re an addict as well. Perhaps you’re aware of it and manage it… perhaps you’re not.
My point here is that we need to understand each other from different perspectives. We all have pain and trauma, some deeper than others… not that we should compare pain/trauma…
Things that happened in our lives create who we are.. we each make different decisions based on the situation we’re in.
Oh and Laserquit has 99% success rates for our addictions treatments… 95% for smoking and 99% for sugar/stress! We can help you and your loved one get solutions!