Understanding Addictions: The Science and Psychology Behind Addictive Behaviors
Understanding Addictions is a book that details the philosophy and science behind our addictive behaviors, where they came from and how we can gain power over them. Many of us have a family member, friend or co-worker we suspect is using drugs or abusing alcohol, has an eating disorder or is addicted to pornography, but what signs do we look for? Should we intervene? What is at risk?
Whether you are the person with the addiction or dependency, or whether your concern is for a family member, this book is intended to offer a holistic and biopsychosocial approach (i.e., psychological, physical, biological, biochemical, emotional, social and spiritual) to provide insight and understanding to the underlying causes of our addictions and behaviors. Thus, revealing our core issues and standard human needs—that every human’s underlying need and desire is for real love. Bringing tremendous hope to overcome our addictive behaviors and the self-empowerment that it brings will enable us to build healthy relationships with others that first start with the one we have with ourselves. In this eBook we will discover how this “real” love needs to come from ourselves, before we ever try to “get love” or pleasure from anything or anyone else.