Addiction is the result of a coping behavioural mechanism in familial or social structures. As a symptom, addiction is a sign of disrupted relationship pattern in childhood or past experiences. The person with the dependency is a symptom-carrier and the addiction preserves the status quo within the individual’s support system.
Therapy for addiction issues first and foremost centres around strengthening the desire for abstinence and the development of trust in your own pre-existing strengths and abilities. Here, other forms of enjoyment, pleasure and relaxation are also important to uncover and explore. New coping strategies will be developed for getting through current social and personal problems and conflicts in everyday life. Furthermore, we tackle the background, causes, and history of the development of the dependency.