In most cases when we hear the word addiction it is connected to some type of drug such as, crystal methamphetamine (meth), cocaine, heroin, LSD, PCP or marijuana. Unfortunately, illegal drugs aren’t the only things that people can get addicted to. Norco, morphine, Oxycodone (Oxycontin), Fentanyl, codeine and the most popular alcohol, have been a problem even before prohibition. Addictions are not simply physical, they are also mental which leads to habit forming degradation of friendships and marriages. Men and women are becoming addicted to pornography and are trying to incorporate it into their sex lives in their own bedroom. Consequently, people are not only increasing their appetite and becoming addicted to physical food, they are craving the fantasy of unrealistic sexual pleasure that can only happen on video. All these additions and more stifle relationships ability to grow and may end with the need for therapy. Unfortunately, in most therapeutic consults you hear the words “coping skills”, my coaching techniques and goal for our clients is to not help them cope with the addiction, the focus is to solve the problem in its entirety.
Fortunately, the possibilities to be victorious are not exclusive to any specific gender, race, or ethnicity which has been proven in multiple examples in the past. I am confident that if victory (problem solving) is not possible, then why try!
That is why it is essential that you begin your sessions with an open mind and confidence that you are able to secure as others the victory over whatever addiction that you have and look forward to a brighter future.