The Endless Loop of Addiction

The Endless Cycle of Addiction

One way to let go of our illusion of control and begin to recognize our powerlessness is to look at the endless cycle of our addictions. We use food, relationships, drugs or alcohol to change how we feel–to numb our pain or to feel better about ourselves or to forget about problems. But the change is only temporary. Reality swiftly returns when we wake up the next morning with the same feelings and the same problems.

Mills Supportive Counseling therapists have been trained in Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR). In using EMDR therapy to resolve trauma an addiction, therapist approach each client’s situation through a trauma-informed lens, which allows them to more appropriately address the root causes and contributing factors of the individual’s addiction.