There are the usual addictions, like alcoholism or smoking… it can also be excessive cravings for food. Behind this urge is often the feeling “I am not enough, I need more!
Then there are, for example, the new compulsive behaviors that affect an entire generation, such as texting or social networking – that you can’t leave your phone alone and have to constantly check to see if new messages or likes have come in.
If so, it creates a brief high, which is gone in the next second. Behind the regular use of drugs or alcohol is often the belief that you can’t enjoy yourself without it, or that life is then not worth living. If you then withdraw the drugs or alcohol without working on that belief, it’s like taking away someone’s joy and what is then life worth living without joy?