Addictions


Remarkable facts on how to quit your addiction

ad·dic·tion (noun) the state of being enslaved to a habit or practice or to something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming, as narcotics, to such an extent that its cessation causes severe trauma.

– dictionary.reference.com

The Addiction Cycle

The first step towards recovery from any addiction is to acknowledge that you have an addiction; to overcome denial; to concede that you need help.

Quite frankly, it may not be your fault that you have an addiction. But, it’s your responsibility to seek professional help when you do have an addiction. That’s what we at Ministry of Therapy are here for.

During your addiction recovery, you receive scientifically-based therapy treatments such as clinical hypnotherapy, creative visualization, and various behavioral modification techniques.

You will also receive the quintessential emotional and moral support, and encouragement to see you through.

We offer you all the above so that your recovery process is as smooth, comfortable, and effective as possible. Because you are worth it.

Let us reiterate that you may not be to blame for developing an addiction. Evidence shows that several factors precipitate the development of addictions:

  • Genetics/hereditary: Research shown that individuals who were separated from their alcoholic parents and raised by non addicted individuals still show higher risk of developing an addiction themselves.
  • Environmental influences or learned behavior: For instance, child of alcoholic parent becoming an alcoholic.
  • Side-effect of medication: Use of certain substances in treatments for Attention Deficient Disorder and schizophrenia are more addictive than others, and risk of full-blown addiction is higher for drugs such as cocaine, heroin, or methamphetamine because of their ability to create dependence after just a few uses.
  • Psychological: For instance, inappropriate locus of control, substitution for lack of parental love and attention.
  • Victim of abuse: Victims of sexual, psychological, emotional or physical abuse are more likely to become addicts. The addiction becomes a coping mechanism, helping the addict to deal with strong negative emotions surrounding the abuse, feelings of severe low self-esteem, and possible flashbacks.
  • Emotional disorders: Anxiety, depression, bipolar disorder or post-traumatic stress disorder often increase the risk of substance abuse and addictive behaviors, especially amongst those who are misdiagnosed or undiagnosed. Individuals often use drugs, alcohol, food, exercise, or work as a way to self-medicate and escape the symptoms of their primary disorder.
  • Low Frustration Tolerance: One common factor found amongst addicts of all types is a low frustration tolerance. Addicts are highly susceptible to the negative effects of stress, often experiencing distress at a relatively low level of frustration. They become easily upset over everyday stress factors, creating a need for escape. They find this escape in their addiction.

Addiction Treatment

The Recovery CycleResearch has shown that many unhealthy, addictive behavior originates as a compensation for the inadequacy or deprivation in affective needs such as giving and receiving nurturing love and affection, approval (especially parental), respect, recognition, creative expression, and support and encouragement.

We recognized this emotional-developmental void thus our Addiction Management Program (AMP) is specially formulated to address the core unmet needs typical of any psychologically-oriented addiction, meeting those needs through hypnotic suggestions, direct action and/or guided imagery.

AMP provides a holistic treatment for a wide variety of habitual behavior including but not limited to those in the following list:

  • Alcohol addiction (alcoholism)
  • Gambling addiction
  • Gaming addiction
  • Internet addiction
  • Sexual craving
  • Addiction to Pornography

If you are ready to cast away the undesirable clasp of an addiction, contact us today. We can help you address any underlying unresolved issue and assist you in regaining control of your life once again.

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