I’ve been struggling with multiple addictions in the past. I’m not talking just about drugs, but other things as well. I’ve learned first hand that people can get addicted to literally anything.
I’ve tried almost every possible way to let go of my addictions. But what I was actually doing was changing one addiction for another. Unhealthy for a healthier one. Yet it was still an addiction. I lived a pretty socially disconnected life for a very long time. This was probably the main reason for my addictions.
We all need a bit of an addict in ourselves just to survive. We need a basic craving for food and for love. You can live without either of them for a very long time, but you’ll be miserable to some point. And this is where the cure for addiction lies. It’s that simple.
I needed over 30 years to figure out what a simple hug can do. So go hug somebody today. Even if just with words. It can take you both a long way.
What about you, did you find any specific thing which helped you to let go of any of your addictions?