How to stop suffering your addictions. How to stop suffering your addictions takes a profound look, from addiction psychiatry to holistic healing, at what we need to do to start healing ourselves at the deepest possible level. When we stop thinking of our past traumas in life as unfair deal, and addictions as a death sentence, we can learn how to transcend our own suffering and turn it into something remarkable and worthwhile.
Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Despite the involvement of a number of psycho social factors, a biological process – one which is induced by repeated exposure to an addictive stimulus – is the core pathology that drives the development and maintenance of an addiction.
Two roads diverged in a yellow wood, And sorry I could not travel both… Yet knowing how way leads on to way, I doubted if I should ever come back…. I shall be telling this with a sigh Somewhere ages and ages hence: Two roads diverged in a wood, and I— I took the one less traveled by, And that has made all the difference.
How to stop suffering your addictions today
We have all suffered. All human beings are subject to trauma and emotional suffering. Even if we receive this suffering from our own parents. But we can be guaranteed of suffering in life, either way we look at it. Having treated addictions for so many years, one thing you get to know is that suffering seems contagious. It seems to have a life of it’s own. Suffering seems to find more suffering. So to learn how to stop suffering your addictions will provide a long term solution to your life. Stopping anything requires change. Change comes at a price and the price is discomfort. It is obsession with our compulsiveness. Just try quitting smoking for example ans see the addicted brain in action. Even though it knows it is killing your body and preparing it for a gruesome death of no oxygen, blackened heart and lungs, amputation and operations, it still wants a puff, it wants more of what will kill it. This is what we cal a brain disease. It is not rational! It does not work, but we still pretend it will provide comfort instead of pain.
If we experience death in the family as a child, we can grow up far more prone to depression and addiction than other people. Life has already had its way with us. But at some stage all the suffering in the world cannot defeat the human spirit. At some stage, people get there act together. Their resilience always amazes me. They get their acts together. They heal and grow into stronger, more stable beings than they were beforehand. Then something magical happens. It is people who have suffered themselves and then healed themselves that treat other people with huge dollops of kindness. They somehow, without really even knowing it perhaps, ease other peoples suffering. They are gentle and kind. They show love and care for others and know first hand, how hectic and harsh the universe can be. So they have learned to tread lightly and be softer, through the hard times. Most older people have a softness to them. That’s often why the children in the family are drawn to the older folks, the grannies and grandpas, with whom they choose to spend most of their time. Suffering and love are great teachers.
AM I AN ADDICT
Even those of us who have dedicated our working lives to addressing addiction cannot claim more than an incomplete understanding of it. It should be remembered that alcohol is also a drug, albeit legal. The abuse of alcohol, which is pharmacologically a more toxic drug than many illegal drugs, causes more damage to society and individuals (including teenagers, or you as a teen when you started?), than all the illegal drugs
combined. It is first very important to distinguish between addiction, on one hand, and other forms of substance use and abuse which may at times be problematic, but do not reflect actual addiction.
The easiest way to distinguish between the former and the latter is that substance use or abuse is a purposeful activity carried out intentionally by those indulging in it.
Many people of all ages occasionally or regularly set out to get drunk or high, and when this is harmful to the substance user and others, it is termed substance abuse. The majority of those who abuse drugs on an experimental level do not progress to become addicts. Food and exercise can also be included in this category. Nevertheless, a few points are important in this regard: Firstly, this kind of intentional abuse
causes at least as much damage to individuals of all ages, and to society at large, as that caused by addiction. Secondly, the longer one regularly uses potentially habit- forming drugs or behaviour, the more likely one is to progress to the point where one becomes dependent.
A balanced view will also note that there are millions of people from all cultures who use both legal and illegal substances for medicinal and other purposes (e.g. ritualistic), and that within the culture this use is regarded as beneficial to the user and/or the group. Although some of these drug users will become addicted, they will constitute the minority
A FINAL WORD
Suffering gets us out of addictions far more often tan love does. We seem to ignore love. We turn our backs on it. But suffering has a way of being relentless with us. It can shift us out of comfort, fear and stuckness in a split second. It can flip our lives on its head in a moment. So if you have endured great suffering I ask you today, to start to get it together. Start making progress by working on yourself.
Set goals. Envision dreams. Be a light-worker in a world that is suffering just like you have. It needs you, as much as you need it. Connection is the cure for addictions. No, I do not use the word cure lightly. All things are possible and nothing lasts forever – not even your suffering! God bless you and Namaste. Mark L Lockwood
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