The ‘Why’ of Addiction

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All daily inspirations can be found in the book Sex and Porn Addiction Healing and Recovery. Used here with permission of the author.

Knowing why you are addicted will not cure or even control your addiction.

The first question that almost anyone diagnosed with sex or porn addiction typically asks is pretty much the same: “How did I get this way?” Rather than focusing on the fact that we are addicted and what we are going to do about it, we want to know if there is some external influence we can blame for our problems. Ultimately, of course, the reason we are addicted is unimportant from the standpoint of establishing sobriety. Nevertheless, this question is posed, often repeatedly, and sometimes we are unable (or unwilling) to move forward without some sort of answer.

Task for Today
Ask yourself why you want to know why? Will it help your recovery, or do you just want someone to blame?