What’s the underlying issue?
“Though there is a biological and psychological component with most addictions, much of the healing is looking at the underlining issues contributing to engaging in the behavior—most addictions are byproducts of other issues. Seeking counseling services which will work to investigate these issues, rather than focusing solely on the addiction, will have longer lasting positive results.” —Kent Provost, PhD, licensed therapist and addiction specialist in the College of Counseling, Psychology & Social Sciences at Argosy University in Chicago. Addiction or not, here are more signs you should consider therapy.
You’re going to relapse
“Relapse is just part of the process of recovering from an addiction and there’s no shame in that. You can fall a thousand times but if you stay committed to the path of healing, you will make it up. Addicts crucify themselves when they fall down. Don’t waste energy on that, just get up and try again.” —Audrey Hope, addiction counselor and host of Ask Audrey Now