The Addict’s Grace

Inside the addiction itself, an essential part of the solution lies patiently, gracefully waiting. While reading this text, please stay aware, together with me, of the many miseries of addiction.  It is, of course, a very-to-extremely challenging situation. By focusing on the underlying ‘Big Positive,’ a new view may arise that hopefully puts many addicted Read the full article…

(Non-)Morality of Addiction

Addiction is frequently judged from a moral standpoint. This is scientifically unseemly. Moreover, it is contra-productive. The addicted person is not morally bad in being addicted. An addicted person is, by definition, not a free person. His addictive behavior is not free behavior. Thus, by definition, he cannot be a morally bad person. [see: “From Read the full article…

Addiction – Emptiness – Nirvana

Emptiness seems to be associated with addiction and Nirvana. ‘It’ is sought in both ― not coincidentally. High and low Addiction can be seen as an attempt to fill a deep-inside void, an Inner Emptiness that seems unbearable to experience. The addict tries to fill this void with occasional highs. In some way, he also Read the full article…

Compassion over Addiction

Addiction and Compassion (with capital C) are subconceptual happenings. Thus, they belong to the same domain and which is different from the merely conceptual one. This opens specific perspectives. Please make sure to read first: [see: “Essence of Compassion”] [see: “Addiction: in Search of Deeper Meaning”] [see: “About ‘Subconceptual’”] Also, please follow the other links Read the full article…

Addiction: in Search of Deeper Meaning

Always. Behind every addiction lies deeper meaning. Its power comes from its deeper meaning, which is intrinsically bound to the addicted person himself. However, its form is alien. This way, the addicted person is very much trapped… by himself. This presupposes internal dissociation. A more dissociated person is thus probably more prone to addiction. [see: Read the full article…

38. An Addiction is No ‘Bad Habit’

You are doing everyone a favor by pointing at the ‘circle of addiction’. Many people who are seriously addicted, see this as a ‘bad habit’. They say, “I will stop smoking if I feel like it, but that is not the case yet.” Okay, but what if this “I do not feel like stopping yet” Read the full article…

Addictive Behavior = Communication

ADDICTIVE BEHAVIOUR = SYMPTOM = SYMBOL Addictive behavior (overeating, smoking…) is a symptom, comparable to other symptoms. So you can approach it – just like all other symptoms – in 2 ways: the symptom as a not-symbolic entity. In this case, the behavior is something that you just want to get rid of as quickly Read the full article…

Six Steps Every Drug Addict Could Take

Psychology should ALWAYS be part of managing an addiction: not just fighting it but really managing it in due respect for yourself as a ‘total human being’. Thus, in every case, if you want to overcome an addiction, it’s good to take the psyche into account. First step: it’s you. Within the totality of your Read the full article…

39. Addicted to superficiality

I have long thought about why people en masse become addicted to something like cigarette smoking and why it is so difficult for many to get rid of it. I found an important part of the answer in the insight that behind such an addiction lies an even much stronger addiction. This is not an Read the full article…

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