Life happens. Stuff happens. We live in a world where stress is all around us. It’s commonplace. We may not even know anymore what being stress-free means. So … how are we coping with all of this?
First things first – do we even have a problem with any type of addiction? What types of addictions are there? The obvious ones are alcohol and other drugs like heroin, cocaine, LSD, pot, etc. But there are other ways to be addicted. What about social media and/or your cell phone? How much you shop? Do you eat a lot of foods with sugar, starches, and grains? Are you doing it too much, neglecting other important things in your life?
Nobody likes to admit to getting addicted. However, anyone and nearly everyone is vulnerable to some type of addictive behavior and/or substance. So – don’t be worried if you find yourself near or fully into something addictive. Being mindful, or aware of it, is always the best first step. And no self-recriminations please! That will not produce anything positive! If you don’t come out of denial (assuming you in it), you will probably never have an opportunity to recover or prevent a more serious issue. Wouldn’t it be wonderful to find out that you have NO addictive issues!
To find out if you have any type of addiction issue, please consider taking the course entitled Addiction – Do I Have a Problem? You will learn how to find out if you do have a problem, what the different ways to be addicted are, and you will read an authoritative definition of addiction. You will learn what a dual diagnosis is, and what some of your special issues are if you are addicted to multiple substances and/or behaviors. Additionally, you will learn some of the many dual diagnosis symptoms.
As always, I wish you a happy and holistically healthy day!
Dr. Donna Poppendieck (Dr. P) has over 30 years of experience in the mental health care field. She is a seasoned college professor and instructor for providers. She uses credible, proven holistic health strategies in instruction for parents of children with mental health challenges looking for another approach as well as healthcare providers seeking to implement or understand holistic strategies.