It doesn’t matter if you “don’t have a problem-” yet. The wee always grow large, and the ignored strike when you least expect them to. Addiction is the symptom of internal unrest- it is not the problem, the problem lies within. Addiction is the expression of this
But the source of addiction, cannot be addiction, but traits many suffer from, without even knowing they are suffering from the precursor of addiction. The disease is not limited to chemical substances. Many find solace in stress eating, binge watching, video gaming, diving into relationship after relationship, and so on.
Here are six things people with substance use disorders have in common- how many of these traits do you experience?
You might be surprised to find “addicts” are just as human as you and I.
Filling the voids life inevitably mars us with sometimes manifests itself in the solances we need least. Some escape into themselves and shut out the world, others fling themselves carelessly onto those who speak poison as virulent as your inner voice.
When hopelessness seeps into our crux of being, many will do anything to restore a semblance of the peace they once had- whether that is by means unsavory or not.
2. Inability to Control Emotions- Either You’re Completely Up or Broken
Those who act before they think are prone to harmful behavior, often succumbing and acting upon their emotional outbursts, which can harm themselves and others.
4. Lack of Self-Expression
5. Self Loathing
Those who self medicate with addictive substances often do so to numb the inner pain of genuinely despising themselves. Those actively seeking to inflict harm on themselves experience the same measure of self-odium. This may be expressed by purposefully trapping yourself in abusive relationships, self mutilation, or denying yourself what will fuill you with happiness of purpose- because you don’t believe you deserve it.
6. Fits of Hopelessness