Life is difficult and it is not uncommon that we turn to a substance, behavior or anything else that provides a measure of relief. This may lead to a cycle in which we experience the pain and turn to the relief mechanism, only to find that the "cure" for the pain becomes a problem in itself. Whether the relief is found in alcohol, narcotic medication, illegal drugs, food, pornography or a particular behavior, if you are feeling a loss of control over that substance or activity it may be helpful to speak with a qualified counselor who can help you understand how the cycle can be broken and find the motivation to make the needed changes.

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