Morning Blog with Dr. Harry Henshaw

Our current drug treatment industry is not very effective for helping those that use drugs and alcohol.

I believe we are looking in the wrong places and as a result asking the wrong questions with respect to the cause of addiction.

We have to have an adequate understanding of the disorder in order to develop effective ways of helping those that are suffering.

The treatment industry and society in general is looking outside the individual for the cause of addiction.

We need to have a paradigm shift with respect to where we are looking and focus on looking inside the individual.

We need to value human consciousness.

With acknowledging the importance and power of human consciousness we need to examine our thoughts and beliefs.

The work of Louise Hay does exactly this, believes that thinking is paramount with respect to a transformation.

Louise Hay recognizes three elements of this transformation:

  1. Choice

  2. Responsibility

  3. Power

At the core of addiction is the self limiting belief.

The self limiting belief defines our self image.

It is our self image that creates our self esteem.

Addicts and alcoholics believe that they are not good enough and as a result suffer from a lack of self love.

Dr. Harry Henshaw