Monthly archive for May 2017

4 New Paradigms about Drugs and Addiction

Though the chemicals in drugs and alcohol that manipulate and bake themselves into your brain are the initiator of your addiction, they are not the primary diet of your addiction. Your addiction is fed by the distress of finding your next fix. The distress of not being caught. The distress of not wanting to be in distress.

Addictions are shockingly common.

We’re an addicted culture. All of the major industries are built on our basic need for instant gratification: Cell Phones. Movies. Music. Video games. Email. Cable. Alcohol. Drugs. Sex. Here’s just how rampant the problem has become in Canada:

  • Our cell phones are rarely more than 3 feet from us at any given time.
  • Over 5 million use illegal drugs.
  • Over 1 million abuse prescriptions.
  • Over 6 million are hooked on cigarettes.
  • Over 7 million binge on alcohol.
  • Over 2 million are heavy drinkers.
  • Over 50,000 are compulsive gamblers.
  • Over 2 million are physically dependent on caffeine.

Crime is on the decline; drug offenses are on the rise. Read More …