When we first began our discussion of addiction we pointed out that addiction has 2 Engines: Pleasure pulls us into addiction, and Pain drives us there. Then we saw how messed up thinking and uncontrolled desires produces dysfunctional behavior which produces the pain in all 6 areas of Shalom. As we pursue the solution to overcoming addiction we have addressed transforming our minds and controlling our desires through transforming our character. Now we consider restoring balance to our lives and solving the problems behind the pain driving us to addiction.
The six areas described by the Biblical word Shalom are:
Thoughts and Beliefs