Glasser states that positive addictions “strengthen us and make our lives more satisfying. They also allow us to “live with more confidence, more creativity and more happiness and, in general, with much better health. Positive addictions, unlike their negative cousins, make life better. Positive psychology states that recovery from addiction can be understood as a process of moving towards positive adaptations in life.
The PPT and related techniques help to discover the strengths that help us to get closer to our ideals. Recovery from addiction can be difficult, so invoking specific cushioning traits can help you on the path to a positive life. Some of these traits include courage, interpersonal skills, rationality, insight, optimism, honesty, perseverance, future mindset, and pursuit of purpose. Pleasure is an obvious part of drug use and the short-term physical benefits are well known.
Drugs can produce a “high”, give people energy, make them feel good, reduce stress, and help them sleep. Positive psychology treatment approaches are emerging around the world and expanding the conceptual framework within which addiction is treated. If you have a loved one who is addicted to drugs or alcohol, but has never been, you may wonder what positive consequences (if any) exist with regard to drug and alcohol use.