How does addiction take hold?
Addiction involves any behavior that becomes compulsive and out of control. People can not only get addicted to substances like alcohol and drugs, but also non-substance compulsions like pornography or gambling. These actions ultimately serve one purpose: they numb. Addiction isn't just about getting a high, but numbing and distracting underlying pain.
How do you overcome addiction?
Recovery from addiction is a journey. First you must surrender it to God, then find help from other people who will support you in your decision to find freedom. It is also imperative to work a program in order to find long-lasting freedom. Counseling can be a powerful tool to help you identify triggers, uncover root issues, transform your thinking, and ultimately find healing.
Counselors providing this service:
Lisa Peterson, MAPC, LISAC
Lisa Peterson is a Licensed Independent Substance Abuse Counselor who with those who have issues around trauma, codependency, grief, divorce, addictive relationships, and more.