So many times people look down on individuals trapped in addictive behavior as they point their finger in disgust and contempt. The truth is all of us have addictive behaviors it’s just that some are considered acceptable like drinking 12 cups of coffee a day, running five to ten miles a day, working 60 hours a week or more.
Addictions cover up the fears that are lying beneath our conscious awareness and are a way of coping with the unknown issue that is traumatic to the individual. This also can be a learned behavior and a habit.
When the underlying trauma is identified and removed the individual has an excellent chance of overcoming their addiction.