Is Part of Addiction Mind over Matter?

Hello again, Deborah here.

Most of us know that addiction to nicotine can be a mental habit, as much as it is physical.

During the trials of quitting (approximately 5-6 attempts over several years) I have learned many things about the way my mind works around emotions and thought processes in general, particularly around my addiction to this controlling drug.

On my way through a seemingly unrelated journey – my battle with an emotional disorder called Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD) – I took a clinical program called Dialectical Behaviour Therapy (DBT). Some of the skills taught in DBT are so helpful that people outside the DBT programs seem to be learning about, accessing and now applying them to their daily life via self-help outlets. Continue reading