High quality lectures. Counseling and knowledge with over a decade worth of experience.
After many years working with addiction treatment in Scandinavia, we want to pass on invaluable knowledge to companies and organizations as well as to individuals. A complete solution when the addiction problem has taken over, and also reinforcement of the preventive work. We deliver lectures, counseling and knowledge, and work according to established methods based on proven experience.
The disease is characterized as a compulsery bond to things, experiences, phenomena and people. It developes as a bio/psycho/social syndrome. The disease is rebuilding the brain from what is normal. The unnormal has become the normal. It is a devastating disease that affects all areas in a persons life: physical, social, emotionally, mental, spiritual and lack of choice. The addiction can show many different symtoms, abuse of alcohol and other chemical substances, sex, gambling, sugar and many others. In the end it is the same disease, showing itself in different ways. It can also be described as a family disease, progressive, chronic and deadly but treatable.
In an abuse, the person is affected by psychological and mental disorders. These can manifest themselves in psychoses, emotional shutdown, phobias, various fears, dis-honesty, harm and bitterness, spiritual emptiness, meaninglessness, suicidal thoughts, social isolation, feelings of shame and guilt. This is often a trigger for continued use of substances and other dysfunctional behaviors, it becomes a self-medication and the destructive circle continues if the person does not get help breaking it and see what is the underlying problem.
Man has a reward system to promote the existence of our species. Food, drink, sex is necessary for us to exist and there should be a pleasure in continuing to do so. But this becomes abused when the brain is kidnapped by various substances and behaviors and signs false signals. We want to experience euphoria over and over again. Synapses in the signaling system in the brain are switching stations for this. There, dopamine is produced which sends signals to the reward system and we experience a well-being. When this condition turns, we experience a dysphoria that appears in the form of physical and mental abstinence. The brain gets permanent damage and never goes back to its original stage.
Most people who get stuck in an addiction is to be found in the ordinary life. Maybe you meet them at the store, on the bus, at the office. You find them in all social categories and professions. But behind the facade is another reality. It doesn't appear on the outside how a person is on the inside. Studies have found that in Sweden about 17% of the population is in a hazardous use of alcohol, and about 4% are addicted to alcohol. However, these are minimal estimates. The hidden abuse is not included.
No-Addict works on the basis of the 12-step program with a cognitive approach. We offer group and individual sessions including exercises, using approved tools and methods. We give lectures on complex areas that deal with all types of addiction that covers both addiction and co-addiction.