Addictions are destructive not only for the addict, they destroy families, alienate friends and their impact fans out to the wider society.
So, could strengthening human connections immunise us against emotional distress?
Addressing the core problem, not the symptoms is not a new concept and there has been a long standing correlation between addiction treatment and addressing past trauma, especially from childhood.
If someone you know and love is struggling with an addiction, be it drugs, alcohol, pornography, gambling or their smart phone, try to view the behaviour as distress caused by the need for human connection.
If your life is being impacted by a loved ones addiction and destructive behaviours and they have exhausted all their good will, let me help and support you to try a different approach.