“Addiction is the opposite of connection”- Johanna Hari
“Addiction is a misguided solution to a problem.” Sue Brown, LCSW
Addiction is a disease that changes brain functioning. It is about feeling at dis-ease. It is not about having enough will power to stop or having something wrong with you. Addiction tends to start out slow, socially, to check out and than it becomes a progressive illness
Have you ever felt out of control?
That you aren’t enough?
Struggle with perfectionism?
Has your addiction allowed you to feel less of that?
- Loss of control over use
- Using more than intended
- Difficulty reducing
- Significant time obtaining, using, and recovering
- Continue behavior even when you know it leads to a path of destruction
- Risky use
- Social/family/occupational problems
- Physical effects