When we drink to feel better we are engaging the coping by avoiding trap. It’s a trap because avoidance behavoirs do not solve your problems. In fact each time do self soothing behaviors, you risk addiction. Yes, most avoidance behaviors are actually addictive behaviors.
We all know that being addictive is a bad thing. So why are we allowing ourselves to engage addictive behaviors? Because since we’ve been young, we have been taought to avoid problems. And now coping by avoiding comes second nature to us.Read more