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Addiction is a mental disorder

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Addiction is a mental condition based on thoughts that are not true. It is a mental disorder. To think of addiction as distinct from other mental disorders is like thinking each compulsion is a disease of its own.
 
When any wrong conclusion is thought to be right - inner conflict will not stop as long as we continue. The core mental addiction always attaches to multiple compulsions and other mental disorders. Reactive, impulsive and compulsive behaviors are consequential to obsessive thoughts. Misdiagnosed conditions get worse. Today, addiction and suicide are at all time high and general mental health is suffering.
 
Our Podcast discusses how we participate in the perpetuation or solution of addictive thoughts leading to compulsive behaviors. These conditions are not limited to the segment of society that are obviously struggling with substance abuse. They include anyone who thinks it has nothing to do with them. To believe we have no impact on those around us creates the impression we are alone and have nothing to offer.
 
Struggling with mental addiction creates anxiety, stress and depression. Compulsions attempt to escape these disturbing conditions. The compulsion of the mentally obsessive mind is denial. Lies only exist in thought. Our collective well being is defined by how we interact or inter-react. 
 
When we have a cold, we say we're sick. When we're struggling with mental dis-ease, we often say we're fine. Mental problems are more common than the common cold; since it is worth talking about, we're here to do it. Our Podcast allows what might be challenging to hear in person or discuss in public to be considered at your convenience. There is no need to agree, believe, have faith, trust or hope in anything said. All we ask is that you consider what you hear. Considering ideas allows thoughts to grow into what is known.   
 
Consideration is an awakened meditation. When mariners thought the horizon spelled doom, the world was not circumnavigated. When we think the limits of our thoughts are true, we defend against contrary beliefs and limit our actions' possibility. Once approached, the horizon proved to be the beginning of everything that had always been there. All that came to an end was reliance on an idea that was not true, had never been true, and will never be true. What is true is true now, no matter what we think. 
 
If limits are induced by what we think, they will dissolve once we recognize how we're thinking. Obsessive thinking can be undone quicker than it takes to maintain the fight indefinitely. It is easier to work with nature than pretend we can fight it and win. 
 
All ears are welcome. 
 
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