Part 1. There's Only One Addiction
- To overcome the addiction epidemic, the first thing we need to let go of is the idea that there are multiple addictions. The truth is there is only one.
If we continue to treat only the symptoms (addictive behavior), no one will ever be cured. The odds are stacked against you when you focus only on the symptoms. Advertisers are banking on the idea that you're not happy, and all you need to feel better is more drinks, more unhealthy food, more medication, more sex, and whatever other product they have to fill the gap you feel inside.
This is why high-functioning members of society find it easy to neglect their addictions and keep them hidden amongst a busy agenda and positive outward appearance. Until it's too late and they hit an emotional button that negatively impacts their marriage, careers, and friendships.
Part 1 Covers the following topics: