Facts and Beliefs about Addiction and Bad Habits

September 18, 2019 Off By bingecoach
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Fact

There is no consensus as to the cause or cure for addictions and bad habits.

Fact

The majority of people who suffer from addiction do recover.

Fact

The majority of people who recover, recover on their own without clinical intervention.

Conventional Belief

Addiction fills a void. Logical belief. Addiction creates a void.

Conventional Belief

It’s enjoyable.

Logical Belief

You cannot enjoy a habit that ruins every other aspect of your life.

Conventional Belief

Abstinence will bring intolerable suffering, anxiety, and withdrawals.

Logical Belief

No, it won’t. Withdrawal symptoms are not nearly as bad as you imagine.

Conventional Belief

Addiction is a crutch.

Logical Belief

Addiction is an injury.

Conventional Belief

The body wants or needs the addictive substance.

Logical Belief

No it doesn’t. Your body may be expecting it but does not need it.

Conventional Belief

It’s too difficult to quit.

Logical Belief

It’s not difficult to quit once you step outside of your conventional belief system.

Conventional Belief

Addiction comes from low self-esteem.

Logical Belief

Addiction creates low self-esteem.

Conventional Belief

The negative consequences won’t happen for years or decades.

Logical Belief

You live the negative consequences every single day.

The only obvious way to change limiting beliefs is to learn and accept the factual or logical evidence to the contrary.


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