When it comes to addiction we need to look at the connection to childhood trauma. Instead of asking "why the addiction?" let's start asking "why the pain?'
Have you ever felt yourself on the edge and then suddenly just snap. This video briefly explains the neuroscience behind why that happens.
This video is a great example of how animals naturally release pent up "flight" or "fight" energy from their bodies. We humans aren't so great at this and it leads to trauma being stuck in the body, creating symptoms such as anxiety and chronic pain. Trigger Warning: This video can be difficult for some to watch. If you are a HSP (Highly Sensitive Person) you may consider skipping this video.
This video explains how the painful life experiences that we have as children are strongly linked to our physical and mental health in adulthood.
This video explains how unresolved traumatic stress energy (fligh, fight and freeze energy) creates havoc in our nervous system, leading to mental health challenges, chronic physical illness and pain.