The stigma of addiction

I want to write about the stigma of addiction.  Addicts and substance misusers are in pain and they are numbing.  How many of us numb;  we drink to numb, we over work, we may be addicted to food, chocolate,  sex, shopping.  Why are we numbing? We need to ask that question on a global level as well as a personal level.  

In therapy we explore where our pain comes from.  What does the addiction bring to us and what pain is it numbing.  We explore shame and vulnerability in a sensitive, empathic and safe space.

Please do not hesitate to get help. There is no shame in addiction.

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