- Addiction is a form of control, but what leads to that control?
- Addiction is a symptom to an underlying cause, so we must define our true pain that we are suppressing or escaping.
- On the outside, addiction involves reflective escapes – food, drugs, alcohol, sex, anger, depression, exercise, etc.
- Deep down, addiction involves an escape from self – self-shame, self-sabotage, a lack of self-responsibility, a lack of self-awareness, and, ultimately, a lack of self-love.
- We can overcome addiction when we become aware of what we are escaping and take responsibility for our actions.
- We can overcome addiction when we see the value in what releasing that addiction can bring.
- We can overcome addiction when we stop running away from ourselves, others, and our self-made problems, boundaries, expectations, boarders, shames, pains, or walls.
- Addiction is an external attempt to find internal love.