Insecure Attachment & Addiction

My work with addictions often discovers that the origin of the addictive behavior lies in an insecure attachment, during childhood, to the primary caregiver. In treatment, after the withdrawal stabilizes, myself and the addict examine the relationship with the primary caregiver during childhood. When successful the connection between the insecure attachment and the addiction are identified and severed. The need for the addiction is eliminated.

For further assessment and to get help with this struggle, contact us at The Lighthouse Emotional Wellness Center in Arlington Heights, IL.
Call (847) 253-9769 or email

-Written by Edward L. Oriole, LCPC, NCC, CADC

-With contribution from Andrea Serrano