What is addiction really? In this episode Lucy and Alex da Silva join me to discuss their own views in this subject based on personal experience and that of their clients. An addiction therapist and life coach, Lucy and Alex share their insights into the emotional nature of addiction. We discuss to what extent trauma and the inability to process negative emotion lie at the heart of addictive behaviour. Is addiction even a thing, or simply a human mechanism to change the way we feel that can become chronic and imbedded as patterns of behaviour. Recovery is possible and Lucy and Alex highlight the merits of the twelve step programme and their own support in terms of the therapy and coaching they offer. Addiction is not a moral weakness, but rather the inability to deal with the emotional landscape. Luckily, help is available.