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Emotional awareness and intelligence: Treating addiction using Psychotherapy?

The common denominator why people become addicted to substances is emotions. Poor management of our emotions is the root cause of addiction. If this is the case then it would mean that when treating addiction, we should put emphasis in creating emotional awareness and the role it plays in how we cope with life’s stressors, as well as the development of new coping strategies. To succeed in this, we will need every stakeholder on board including the 12 step recovery groups like Alcoholics Anonymous, Sex Addicts Anonymous among others will play a vital role in the process of recovery. Nonetheless, experts at AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center under the leadership of doctor Dalal Akoury says that this social support alone may not be adequate to remove an addiction-forming orientation to life’s emotional stresses, even if the original addiction is in abeyance. The process of developing emotional awareness and intelligence primarily occurs in the right hemispheres of our brains which are dependent on our relationships with others.

Until these issues are dealt with, we will continue to feel emotional discomfort, even when their original addiction is gone. By working with a therapist patients may seek to rewire neural pathways of their brain which once led to the repetition of addictive behaviors and to replace them with the ability to seek out appropriate emotional support through healthy relationships and activities. At this point, you may want to consider visiting AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center where a focus is on Neuroendocrine Restoration (NER) to reinstate normality through a realization of the oneness of Spirit, Mind, and Body, Unifying the threesome into ONE. You can as well call on doctor Akoury on telephone number 843 213 1480 to schedule an appointment now.

Emotional awareness and intelligence: How does trauma affect the brain?

Finally, when people grow up in an oppressive environment where they are constantly being put down or abused by others, it is possible that they will grow up with a large deficit in their perception of self-worth. The brain’s developmental process on a neuropsychological level is to develop adaptive pathways, structures, and associations in response to the traumatic experience. In essence, they are developed as a survival mechanism. These pathways are designed to lessen the impact of the damage the trauma wreaks. It is equally true that someone who might have been raised in a nurturing and healthy environment may go on to develop an addiction later in life. Although the latter example is typically not the average, it is provided simply to demonstrate that the common denominator in the development of an addiction is the individual’s desire to manage their intolerable emotions, and this can take place at any point in our lives. But when it happens to remember to seek for expert opinion from AWAREmed Health and Wellness Resource Center from time to time.

Emotional awareness and intelligence: Treating addiction using Psychotherapy?