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  • Addictions are more emotional than physical?

    Someone explained to me the other day that addictions are more emotional than physical and I always heard the opposite.

    He said the reason people struggle is because they focus on treating the physical aspect of addiction and rarely the emotional one. Most people with addictive personalities also struggle with anxiety, depression, and have had some kind of trauma from a young age. At least this is what he believes.

    What are your thoughts on it?

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    I agree that addictions is due to uncontrollable emotion which makes it psychological. With addiction, our emotions that has psychological relevance could impact the way we act and could indeed control our physical actions.
    Therefore, in order to supress addiction, we should put our focus into different directions.
    If we are addicted to alcohol, rehabilation homes could help us treat it by putting our focus to beneficial things that could keep us moving and help us forget negative actions.

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    • #3
      Absolutely. All addictions are emotional and psychological, that's why they are so hard to overcome.

      I've seen many people struggle with addictions and none of them have ever been happy or emotionally stable. It really messes with you no matter what your addiction is.

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