“Everything that irritates us about others can lead us to an understanding of ourselves.” ~Carl Gustav Young
Kicking the habit of prescription drugs, street drugs, alcohol, compulsive shopping, porn or sex addiction is doable but requires assistance from a skilled and understanding therapist. All addictive behavior is seen as an escape.
Counseling is a mainstay of addiction treatment for many people.
Why You Need Counseling
Addiction is more than a physical dependence on drugs, alcohol or porn. Certain psychological and social factors can be powerful triggers that lead to relapse:
- Stress, especially sudden life stresses
- Cues in the environment, like visiting a neighborhood
- Social networks, like spending time with friends who continue to use
At the Israel Center for Self Transformation, we will help guide you to a deeper understanding of what led you to the addictive behavior. We see all addiction as a running away from pain. We don’t view you as “sick”, but as a healthy person who could no longer handle the pain in his/her life. We help you seek out the answers within that led to the fleeing to the safety and escape in addiction.