In energy healing terms, an addictive substance or behaviour is something that one partakes in to alleviate anxiety. And to most people, that seems totally against everything they believe in. Surely addictions and habits are just because of weak will-power? Surely the person they know and love does not have anxiety but needs to get their act together?

Well, remember that in energy healing terms, anxiety may not be clinical anxiety, but is often such a big nervousness, such a big stress, that the sufferer would do almost anything to get away from it. This includes taking substances that are poisonous or dangerous and partaking in self-destructive behaviour. The addict often knows deep down inside that what they are doing may have dire consequences. They may feel ashamed to have done it, yet again. They may feel like a failure and desperately want to quit.

Such is the case with "Christina" (not her real name). Christina is an addict in recovery. She recently had a particularly stressful two weeks during which she could not cope. Her parents had instilled in her a very strong belief that no matter what happen cleaning the house and making it spotless was of paramount importance and must be done every day. Another person would have skipped on the cleaning for two weeks until the stressful events had stopped happening, giving themselves the chance to rest every day, even if just by watching TV or reading a book. But for Christina, her upbringing did not allow that. So she struggled to cope with all the extra stress at work and from her ex, and on top of that, she found herself unable to do the cleaning. This made her panic. She went out on the street and found a street dealer to sell her cocaine. This gave her the energy and focus to do the cleaning. But because she was so wired with the cocaine, she consumed huge amounts of alcohol and smoked many cigarettes in order to come down a little. She drugged away the anxiety and so was able to carry out the totally unnecessary cleaning, but at a great cost. She had been free from both cocaine and alcohol for several months.

Maybe you or someone you love are also driving themselves to addictive substances and behaviours. If so, ask yourself where the biggest stresses in your life are, and if it is necessary to endure them. If there is nothing that can be done about the situation (such as getting a new job), then the underlying anxiety can be worked on. By using an energy healing modality such as EFT, Reiki, or kinesiology, to name just a few, you can let go of the fuel that fires the addiction. Never underestimate the power of stress in fuelling addictions, like Christina did.

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