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How to Understand and Overcome an Addiction (1) / Workshop

Hosted by the Consul of the Madrid Coffee & Talks Group
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Took place 2 months ago
Sat 18 Jan 17:00 - 19:00

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HOW TO UNDERSTAND AND OVERCOME AN ADDICTION OF EVERY KIND Protected content Workshop.
Drugs, food, tobacco, work , gambling , compulsive shopping, Sex, alcohol, physical exercise, mobile phone ,internet, whats app…
When any of these activities becomes an end in itself that dominates our minds and controls our life, instead of enriching it …
In spite of the negative consequences, the addict person repeats the conduct as if answering to an inner mandate, instead of it being the result of a free choice.
Addictive activities help us temporarily to avoid isolation, insecurity, impotence ,emotional inertia, the painful self-examination, desperation, lack of purpose, instead of facing the essential problems causing those feelings.
The current outbreak of addictive conduct in our society is not coincidental.
It is the result of our social system which promotes a quick fix solution, and offers very few rewards as alternatives.
The fact that we are searching for these gratifications, reveals something about our social context:
Collectively, mood - altering elements are used to meet real and legitimate needs, that are not adequately met by other social, economic, or spiritual means available in our culture.