Habits and Addictions Grow Personal Development can help you in your struggle to stop doing that thing that you really donít want to do anymore, but just canít help yourself.
We can offer help for Psychological habits as annoying but ingrained as Nail Biting, through to serious Physical Addictions including Drug Use and Alcohol.
What are habits and Addictions? The Habit or an Addiction is a human trait that is difficult to break, it is something that you are used to doing, something that satisfies a part of you, that you have developed because at the time you gained benefit from it, but over time the benefit may have been lost but the trait continues.
Habits and Addictions are at opposite sides of the dependency scale, but whichever end of the scale you are at, if you have a dependency to anything it is very real to you and can make you feel very uncomfortable.
We develop habits and addictions through moments of vulnerability, whatever form of dependency you have developed for a very good reason, maybe you began consuming large volumes of alcohol for escapism, you may have begun smoking for inclusion or you began biting your nails for distraction.
Psychology Ė Habits When you have a habit you are psychologically dependant on the thing that you do. To be Psychologically dependent on something means that you have a dependency of the mind and the habit forms a part of a reward or as a means to avoid something undesirable. Psychological habits are those where you engage in the behaviour for the effects of the behaviour, rather than to overcome or relieve an unwanted symptom and achieve normality.
Psychology - Addictions Addictions can be both Psychological and Physically dependent behaviours. To be Physically dependent on something means that you need to engage in the behaviour to overcome a symptom, and effectively achieve what non-addicted people call normality. Physical dependency typically involves some sort of withdrawal period and symptoms after use has ceased, that depending on the nature of the addiction will be mild or debilitating and will last for a varied amount of time until your body finds a new normality. Often a physical addiction will also involve a level of psychological addiction as the use provides some stimulating sensation as well as causing harm.
How can we help? At Grow we offer some great programs to help you find your life without dependency, our interactive programs have been designed not just by councillors but by people who have been through what you are going through and come back out of the other side, and are there to offer you unique guidance.
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Please read our terms and conditions before beginning any program and remember we can help you, but the hard-work is down to you, it will be worth it.