What is the difference between a healthy, excessive enthusiasm and an addiction?
“A healthy excessive enthusiasm adds to life, whereas, an addiction takes away from it. I also believe that to be classed as an addiction, any such behavior should comprise a number of key components, including overriding preoccupation with the behavior, conflict with other activities and relationships, withdrawal symptoms when unable to engage in the activity, an increase in the behavior over time (tolerance), and use of the behavior to alter mood state. Other consequences such as feeling out of control with the behavior and cravings for the behavior are often present. If all these signs and symptoms are present, I would call the behavior a true addiction.”
Mark D. Griffiths, Ph.D; Psychology Today; May 11, 2016
Professional Recovery Coaches support individuals who are in, or may be considering, recovery from the disease of addiction.
We recognize there are many paths to recovery and do not promote any specific method for achieving or maintaining sobriety, abstinence, or serenity. Our intent is to offer guidance, structure, and accountability that encourages the client to embrace a healthy, holistic, and purposeful lifestyle free from ritualized compulsive behaviors. Considering the clients intentions, choices and actions, we desire to work collaboratively with you to build a strong foundation for success and quality of life.
Call Mary at 605-988-8121 to discuss how we can get you on the path of recovery with a renewed sense of hope and purpose in mind, body and spirit.
God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change;
Courage to change the things I can; And wisdom to know the difference.
Living one day at a time, enjoying one moment at a time, accepting hardships as the pathway to peace. Taking, as He did, this sinful world as it is, not as I would have it. Trusting that He will make all things right if I surrender to His will, so that I may be reasonably happy in this life and supremely happy with Him forever and ever in the next. Amen