One of the problems with the current recovery models is that they don’t recognize there’s only one addiction.

You might be thinking, ‘What? That’s impossible; everyone knows there’s a whole list of addictions!’ And you’d be right. The list is almost infinite; caffeine, drugs, exercise, food, gambling, nicotine, pornography, shopping, sugar, work, etc.

But when we compartmentalize addiction, we’ve missed the real problem and wind up on a merry-go-round of bouncing from one addiction to another.

Two Examples of Addiction Roulette

Mary quits smoking and replaces the habit with food, and she gains weight. She doesn’t know that the tobacco…

Dr. Donna Marks

Dr. Donna Marks is a licensed psychotherapist and an addictions counselor. She is certified in Gestalt Therapy, Psychoanalysis, Hypnosis, and Sex Therapy.

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