Addiction can have its roots in trauma and isolation. Dr Gabor Mate, author of Realm of the Hungry Ghosts offers that addiction is related to these two factors more often than not. It can show up in the form of numbing out by way of alcohol, shopping, illegal drugs, workaholism, gaming excessively, binge watching TV and more.
Your habits may be creating distress to yourself or others, or taking you in to dangerous levels of usage, or you may just be deviant to the norm you see around you. The issues come in when you simply cannot stop doing it even though you want to.
Try some of these self-tests to see how you score.
Do the Drinking Self-Test
Do the Drugs Self-Test
Do the Mental Health Self-Test
Book a 15 minute consult to determine if I am able
to be of assistance to you.
If you are in crisis, please ring 000
If you are in need of after hours support, please call Lifeline on 13 11 14
Alternatively, you can ring: 1300 64 22 55
if you need access to a 24 hour Mental Health Care hotline.