Post by Susan Peabody on Apr 11, 2016 23:24:17 GMT
You really can't write to much about addiction. It is an epidemic.
I wrote a whole book about love addiction, what they used to call codependency.
I will have a lot to say in this category.
For now I want to get right to one of my conclusions . . .
The antedote (solution to the problem) to addiction is variety.
For instance, is addiction is consuming, then the antedote is giving.
I have been addicted to . . .
Sugar Food Fantasies Romantic Novels Taking care of men Shopping Stealing Writing 12 Step programs Alcohol
We do not know for sure why some people get addicted and some do not. I am exploring the relationship between addiction and the repetition compulsion in the brain.
Also the relationship between shame and addiction.
More to follow on this.
You don't always get addicted to something that makes you feel good. As Gerald May points out in his wonderful book, Addiction and Grace, some people get addicted to pain and other negative things that help them cope even though they do not feel good. I call these "negative addictions."