The human body is wired for addiction.
There were approximately 20.6 million people in the United States over the age of 12 with an addiction in 2011. These statistics and consequences are staggering, and even more devastating, on the rise. A fact that many people aren’t aware of is the chemicals in our body that are a result of our emotions – neuropeptides – bind to the same receptor sites as heroin. On one level or another, addiction is a part of everybody’s life.
Let’s get one thing straight, addiction is not a choice. No one grows up wanting to be addicted to anything or anyone. Like cancer or autoimmune disease, It’s a reaction. When addiction is triggered, emotionally reactive patterns instantaneously impact our thoughts, feelings, and behaviors. Our emotions take on a mind of there own and we become self-defeating and self-destructive. We become driven by desires which cause us to attempt to escape our own shadow by protectively walling ourselves off. Over time, addiction leads to a complete degeneration of our health, families, finances, and future.
As painful, scary, and helpless it is to be in the throws of addiction, I have good news . . . You do have a choice how you respond to addiction. In the moment, you might not be able to recognize this choice, but it’s there . . . disguised as weakness, lack of trust, and denial. There are steps – that when you choose to take them – help you to reprogram the addictive hamster wheel patterns of your subconscious mind. Just beyond the veil of the suffering addictive journey is a mind and life of faith, self-worth, and purpose.
Hope begins within your heart. Own Your Power by grabbing the LifeLine. Within you already is a bright light ready and able to shine. Within you already is the ability to create real and lasting change. You are a spirit of pure love. You are loved. You are worthy. You are supported. There is deep meaning in exactly what you’re going through. Breathe.
You can do this and we can help. Go for it!