The Truth Behind Addiction | Jennifer Jay Marcenelle

Addiction, a chronic disease that changes both the brain structure and its function, is a critical health issue that impacts millions of adults in the U.S. each year.

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Similar to the way diabetes can impair your pancreas, cause cardiovascular disease and damage the heart, addiction can gradually take over your brain. In other words, addiction is the result of the brain experiencing a series of drastic changes, starting with recognition of pleasure and culminating with a drive toward compulsive behavior.

Unfortunately, for many people, it can be overwhelming to know which available course of action to take when seeking treatment for addiction.

Because every person is different, people often face the process of recovery in different ways. This can often leave those struggling–and their caregivers and loved ones–confused and overwhelmed. It’s important to understand that addiction is a complicated disease that affects one’s body, mind, and spirit, creating a harsh dissociation between these areas of the struggling individual.

A positive aspect of this scenario is that successful recovery from addiction relies on fortifying and reviving the interconnections between a person’s mind, body, and spirit.

It can be a tremendous relief to learn that there are energetic reasons people experience addiction.

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The Various Causes of Addiction

The term “addiction” is derived from a Latin term for “bound to” or “enslaved by.” Addiction involves a deep craving for something intensely, the loss of control over its use and finally, continued involvement with it despite knowledge of the resulting adverse consequences.

Characterized by problematic substance use that significantly impairs everyday functioning, addiction can rear its ugly head as a result of many factors, such as:

  • Temporary fulfillment – When an addicted person uses substances or alcohol, they may experience a fleeting feeling of satisfaction. But this is often short-lived and followed by urges to try or use more.
  • Negative energy – We are made of energy and our energy field is continuously interacting with everything and everyone around us. When our energy field picks up the negative thoughts, memories, and emotions being projected onto us by others we experience pain. For those hoping to minimize pain and maximize pleasure, drugs, and alcohol often serve a short-term purpose. The people who eventually become addicted tend to start down this dangerous path due to accumulation and spiraling of negative feelings, including loneliness, sadness or discomfort.
  • Entities – Entities are like clouds of negative energy with a consciousness floating through a room looking for someone to attach themselves to. The use of drugs and alcohol decrease the ability of our energy field to reflect and deflect these entities. Once attached, they operate like vampires draining the person’s energy to feed their own desires.
  • Out of control feelings – As addiction progresses, many users may feel like they are losing control over their behaviors.

Addiction is often the result of a complex interplay of varying factors, such as personal genetics and environmental influences. It is now becoming widely accepted that there are also energetic reasons for addiction. For example, two people could be addicted to the same drug, yet have vastly different reasons for using.

Trauma can play a role in addiction, too. For instance, childhood experiences, positive or negative, can have a major impact on both an individual’s physical and emotional health. Unfavorable childhood experiences can be stressful events that can often lead to physical and emotional challenges, such as verbal, physical or sexual abuse, witnessing violence or emotional neglect. Unhealed trauma leaves the emotional body injured and at risk for damage caused by the negative energies projected on you by others.

Also, mental health can play a substantial role in addiction. Those individuals who suffer from a mood disorder or elevated anxiety, like depression or bipolar disorder, are more prone to have a substance addiction. Cycles of mild anxiety and depression are a normal part of life designed to guide us in making decisions to change our life by moving us away from a lower vibration, unhealthy circumstances toward a higher vibration and healthier circumstances that bring us joy. Ongoing, and worsening anxiety and depression can be a hallmark sign of entity contamination.

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How to Treat Addiction Without the Use of Drugs

Today, professionals offer an array of holistic therapies to help battle addiction and substance abuse, such as yoga, meditation, acupuncture, neurofeedback, biochemical restoration, hypnotherapy, watsu (water therapy), sound therapy, among many others.

Holistic treatments strengthen the mind-body-spirit connection that is so vital to becoming a healthy and fully integrated, happy person. Here’s a peek at just a few of them:

  • Meditation, or the art of practicing mindfulness, is often used as a method to prevent addiction relapse. By gaining mindfulness, substance abusers can become more aware of their feelings and thoughts, good and bad, but not necessarily react to the negative ones. This is a major step in preventing relapse.
  • Yoga combines three elements: meditation, physical postures, and breathing. The philosophy of this ancient art form is to bring the mind, body, and spirit together in alignment, with the goal of promoting a state of inner peace that could help recovering addicts in avoiding relapse. Studies show that yoga can relieve stress, depression and anxiety, all contributors to addiction.
  • Daily Exercise can elevate your mood, a critical element that recovering addicts often need in the absence of the substances they were abusing. Exercising, even in small doses, can deliver a substitute, natural type of high and lend a sense of purpose.
  • A New Challenge or Hobby can help fill the void left by addiction and can offer new meaning and focus.
  • Dislodging of Entities, a service performed by specialized, holistic healthcare professionals can be a truly life-changing event for those who have struggled with addiction and can’t seem to shake the underlying root cause.
  • Diamond and Gemstone Therapies provides a holistic approach to treating addiction by focusing on energizing the body and mind, decreasing negative energy and inflammation, freeing blocked emotions, reducing toxins and stress. One of the greatest benefits unique to these therapies is the removal of entities while providing high-vibrational, healing positive energy. Those struggling with addiction can tap into the vast healing potential of gemstones and diamonds with a certified professional to reap their extensive and therapeutic benefits.

Of course, none of the above therapies or solutions are a foolproof approach. Addicts that attempt to quit naturally usually try to quit several times–and one attempt succeeds. And it’s important to note that the more severe the addiction, the more challenging certain ways to recover become. It’s also difficult if other psychological disorders are present.

We are all complex individuals and the reasons we make specific decisions, good or bad, can be very complex as well. Holistic approaches to addiction, such as Diamond and Gemstone Therapy, are successful as they look at a person as a whole and provide necessary high-vibrational healing energy the body and energy field needs to heal maintain health and wellness. Natural approaches also recognize that a person suffering from addiction is so much more than just his or her substance abuse problem.

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No Matter Which Option You Choose, For A Negative Energy Problem, You Need A Positive Energy Solution

It’s no secret that overcoming addiction and substance abuse can be an extremely difficult process. Seeking professional help to overcome these challenges and regain a quiet and calm life should be recognized as a sign of strength and courage (not one of weakness).

At Burn Bright Today, we believe in taking a holistic approach to managing and treating serious issues, such as addiction. Addiction of any type or degree can become a major cause of burnout. No matter how severe your issues or obstacles may seem, you don’t have to face them alone.

The hardest thing for anyone to do is to perform a self-reflection assessment of your current energy levels, thoughts, memories, and emotions. By taking our free 1-minute burnout assessment, we take away your self-doubt and allow you to find out if you’re suffering from anxiety and burnout. Begin your journey towards a higher quality of life.

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