In the Addiction world, it is a hot debate. Those that are into NA/AA swear it is a disease that can not be cured. But is picking up something and putting it in your mouth, up your nose or in your vein to release an emotional suffering from a disease? I doubt it. It was something we latched onto in the 30’s when there was nothing else available. Now we have so much more technology and styles of therapy, we should be able to see clearer.
What we can all agree on is that something….something is causing the behavior. A social pressure, a stress, an inability to cope, high demands in the workplace, in life, in the marriage. All of these things lead to stress…stress leads to reaching for something to numb and tune out. Drugs, Facebook, TV, alcohol, cake, food, etc……
So now what? We treat the CAUSE and we offer solutions to fix the cause….that is how we do it. No meetings, no games, no prayers. We get to the bottom of it and change it.
THAT is why we are so successful.