What is addiction?
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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About Philip Rowe
IntroductionHello, my name is Philip Rowe and people come to see me to enhance various aspects of their life. I am a fully qualified, registered and insured integrative psychotherapist, addiction specialist and clinical supervisor, who believes in weaving these practices together with a transpersonal approach.What I bring - in shortI have worked therapeutically for over 15 years and seen clients f… Read more
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