Philosophical Questions {123} ~ How To Let Go Of Addictions?

I was having a conversation with my friend Marla and in our emails I wrote: “For the person to let go of the addictions, they have to want to do it for themselves and look at the root of the issue that is causing the addiction. We develop many dependencies and belief systems from childhood and into adulthood that precipitate addictions.. Sometimes people fall into it due to circumstances and have something they are trying to escape, sometimes it is trauma.. This is a grey area and not a black and white issue.. The pendulum swings and oscillates. To heal, the person would maximise their recovery by having a good support network, a healthy replacement for the addiction, good people around them to help them work through their issues and continued support.

Feel free to share your thoughts below…

2 thoughts on “Philosophical Questions {123} ~ How To Let Go Of Addictions?”

  1. Interesting question. I wrote a book, “Again and Yet Again” that deals with the issue of addiction. I am a firm believer in remission from addiction but not cure. Once addicted the potential for returning to an active state, or relapse, continues to lurk in the background. If remission from any addiction is achieved, it needs to be constantly nurtured and supported.

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    1. I concur Bryan, wow, your book title is very apt, that’s wonderful you’ve written a book on this much-needed awareness-shifting subject. Constant nurture and supporting indeed. 🙏🏻

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