What is addiction? S. Peele describes this condition as being: "Any experience that gives an illusion of control or power and temporary feelings of well-being and is repeatable (or) predictable, can be an addiction."
Addiction is also a spiritual predicament and, as such, provides a vehicle for transcendence and growth. Since addictions reside within the physical, emotional, and mental areas of the personality, each of these aspects of a person require attention.
Another approach or way of understanding how to work with addiction is through coming to the realization that:
And, then recognizing that the way out of this dilemma is to be found through the cultivation of detachment.
To find support groups and further information concerning addiction and codependency, you may find the following organizations helpful: