What is addiction?
Written by listed counsellor/psychotherapist: Philip Rowe MBACP Qualified Addictions Counsellor, Psychotherapist & Supervisor
7th July, 20140 Comments
Complex and in infancy we are, though research suggests addiction is a brain disease, a default within the neurotransmitters of the brain. The “addict” appears to have an inability to exert control over addictive (mind altering) substances, processes and behaviours; being that alcohol, drugs and food disorders, etc. are but symptoms of addiction.
The “non addicts” may use these addictive elements to deal with (traumatic) life events; though after such is dealt with (through effective therapy) they usually resume back to self control. The brain chemistry of an “addict” suggests control is not achievable and abstinence is the better outcome.
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