Instant Gratification and Addiction
Recovery Revived does an excellent job at describing the link between instant gratification and addiction.
Drugs and alcohol provide us instant gratification by flooding our brains reward system with feelings of euphoria. For individuals that focus on external things to fix their dissatisfaction, drugs and alcohol can become a quick fix.
Then they present a solution to fighting the impulses by using:
- Long-Term Goals
- Rewarding Yourself
Topic: Substance Use, Impulse Control, Self-Control
Supplies Needed: None
Prep Time: No Prep
Age Range: Teens & Adults
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