Episode 1: Addiction [Series 1]
Based on an appointment with Lani W., in this episode we tackle the underlying issues of addiction. Addiction cycles, addiction switching, shame vs. guilt, and a whole lot more. We use the example of alcoholism a lot in this episode, but keep in mind that all the concepts we discuss here are applicable to any and all addictions; substance or behavioral. This is the first of a three-part series on addiction, co-dependence, and relationship dynamics in recovery. If you have any lingering questions on this topic, personal/specific situational questions, or comments, feel free to leave them in the comments here, direct message me through Instagram @pinkchairthairapy, or via email at email@example.com. Remember, we're here to encourage and open conversation in the mindset that whatever it is - IT'S OKAY. "No one enters adulthood without baggage." So many negative, destructive, and sometimes debilitating things fester when things like this stay hidden - shame, self-hatred, resentment, addiction, the list could go on; but if we're talking about it, we're bringing it into the light and it can't fester in the darkness anymore. IT'S OKAY! You are not alone. Let's talk about it!
Resources for anyone seeking, or curious about, addiction support:
Alcoholics/Sexaholics/Narcotics/Gamblers/Food Addicts Anonymous: (Anonymous group support for addicts)
Al-Anon/S-Anon/Nar-Anon: (Support for families/loved ones of addicts)
Celebrate Recovery: (Christ-centered group support for addicts)
Help finding a therapist - Psychology Today: https://www.psychologytoday.com/us (click on "Find a Therapist" at the top of the page.)
If you're new to therapy - please know that sometimes it can take a while to find a good fit in a therapist. Therapist shopping can be rough, but it's worth the effort. If your first meeting isn't ideal, or makes you uncomfortable, don't be discouraged. Make an appointment with someone else, and keep going until you find the right fit. It's so worth it. The search engine on Psychology Today's website is an amazing resource to find a mental health professional, but you can also talk to spiritual leaders & trusted friends for local therapist recommendations.
Intro Music: Staying Positive by spinningmerkaba (c) copyright 2019 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/jlbrock44/59438 Ft: greg_baumont
Outtro Music: gravitationalWaves by airtone (c) copyright 2016 Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution Noncommercial (3.0) license. http://dig.ccmixter.org/files/airtone/55021