Pain is at the center of all addictive behaviors

Here is a great article by Dr. Gabor Mate' about how he believes all addiction starts in childhood.  Very insightful!


“A hurt is at the center of all addictive behaviors. It is present in the gambler, the Internet addict, the compulsive shopper and the workaholic. The wound may not be as deep and the ache not as excruciating, and it may even be entirely hidden — but it’s there.” Gabor Mate'
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