The Spiritual Purpose Behind Addiction

Spiritual Purpose Behind Addiction

Addiction is defined by the American Society of Addiction Medicine as “a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry. Dysfunction in these circuits leads to characteristic biological, psychological, social and spiritual manifestations. This is reflected in an individual pathologically pursuing reward and/or relief by substance use and other behaviors.” Psychology Today describes it as a “spiritual, … Read More

Shift Your Perspective and Kick that Addiction!

So many of us are literally trained to think that when we are addicted to a substance or activity, whether that’s a food addiction, television addiction, shopping addiction, alcohol addiction, smoking addiction, or a shopping addiction, that we either have to go to counseling or make a choice to give up the substance “cold turkey” to get our lives back … Read More

Overeating: Why Do We Do it?

Overeating, overconsumption, overindulging, even overspending … it all falls in the same category, in my opinion. But why do we do it? Where is the source of it? At times, it may be due to boredom. But above all, I believe the source of it is emotional in nature. Thinking about this topic has made me want to ask: What is … Read More

Addiction: A Different Perspective

Addiction is defined as becoming physiologically or psychologically dependent on a substance, such as alcohol or a narcotic. It can also include foods, and even certain activities or behaviors, such as shopping. The repetitive use of the substance, activity or behavior is typically an escape mechanism that the user begins to rely on far too much, until they no longer … Read More