Addiction is the brain battling for reward – continuously searching for reinforcement. We are evolutionary learning machines, craving memories of euphoria and satisfaction. The earlier we instill value and worth into each human being, from the first breath of a baby, through turbulent youth and pain of adulthood, the more likely they will not seek fulfillment of this natural craving elsewhere.
Drive a person to false guilt, inherent worthlessness, lacking value except via conditions and orthodox beliefs and you created a path to addiction for sex, eating, gambling, drugs, and attention. Offer an environment of unconditional acceptance, unconditional value and worth – you will attract those who most need contentment and peace.
We are driven toward love.