Video: The Opposite of Addiction is Connection

What causes addiction? Easy, right? Drugs cause addiction. But maybe it is not that simple.

“Human beings have an innate need to bond and connect. When we are happy and healthy, we will bond with the people around us. But when we can’t, because we’re traumatized, isolated, or beaten down by life, we will bond with something that gives us some sense of relief… The path out of unhealthy bonds is to form healthy bonds, to be connected with people you want to be present with.”

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Renascent Staff
The staff at Renascent is passionate about helping people with substance addictions so they can reach their full recovery – with compassion, respect, empathy and understanding. Our staff includes our counsellors, all of whom have lived experience of addiction and recovery.