During my decades of active addiction, I couldn’t go even days without my fix. It all started when I was a young teen and discovered pot. Eventually, pot leads to alcohol abuse and, ultimately, a crack addiction. My problem was never that I had a chemical dependency on any of these substances, though. It was that there was something inside me that was broken and that I didn’t know how to fix it.
When we talk about substance abuse, we’re not just talking about the excessive use of alcohol or drugs. Though alcohol or drugs are the most common forms of addiction, the “substance” someone is addicted to doesn’t have to be a chemical. It could be anything:
- Exercise addiction—an unhealthy obsession with fitness
- Food addiction—a compulsion to overeat
- Retail addiction—a fixation on shopping
- Sex addiction—an intimacy disorder involving excessive sexual thoughts and acts
Like drugs and alcohol, excessive use or abuse of any substance can be harmful, taking a toll on your physical, mental, and financial health, as well as wreaking havoc on your personal relationships and your career. Addiction to any substance can ruin your life.
Addiction is not just about chemical dependency. It’s about something that’s inside you—a bad seed that was planted deep within you at some point in your life that took root. That’s why simply avoiding a substance you may find yourself addicted to will never be enough. You need to get to the root cause of your addiction and tear it right out.
In Free Yourself From Yourself, I’ll show you how to locate the source of those self-destructive thoughts and behaviours and how to replace them by replanting healthy new habits that will keep you clean for good. Order your copy today. Click here