What is Addiction?

Being stuck in the midst of patterns can be incredibly frustrating and can feel hopeless at times. Have you tried to change your patterns over and over and over again? Just to find yourself right where you started? Working diligently trying to find new feats or new ways of connecting, but still feeling completely isolated and disconnected. Right now you feel like you are at the end of your rope and you know there is a fork in the road and you have a choice to make. Addiction can be such a strong hold in our lives. It can take away things we never thought we feared to lose until they were gone. Addiction is like an invisible disease that eats away at our soul and our hearts, leaving us to feel empty, worthless, and ashamed.

Types of Addiction

Addiction can be shaped in many different forms, yet still has a huge impact on our brains, our minds, and our bodies. Addiction can be visible at times, many times it is invisible to either the people around us (we are really good at hiding it), or to ourselves (everyone else tells us we have a problem but we don’t really see it). Addiction can be categorized through:

  • Alcohol
  • Illegal Drugs
  • Legal Drugs
  • Prescription Drugs
  • Shopping
  • Eating/Food
  • Exercising
  • Pornography
  • Screen (social media, television, phones, video games)
  • Working

How can I get help from my Addiction?

Help is possible, even in the most helpless feeling times. Connection is said to be the “cure” for addiction. Many people seek out addictive behaviors because it fills a void or an emptiness in our lives. This may be true for you, it may not be. All we know is that getting help and not fighting alone is one of the first best steps you can take to recovery. Trying alone is the safest option, but many times people find themselves back at square one because they are alone and still feeling empty. Click here to find help with your addiction.