Individuals with the Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait have an overactive CNS and can get overstimulated easily, which can make them more prone to opiate addiction, alcohol addiction, benzodiazepine addiction, and addiction to other drugs that calm down the overactive CNS.
Are you an empath or highly sensitive, deep feeling person?
Common traits of HSPs:
- Being easily overwhelmed by sensory stimuli such as loud noises, crowded places, and bright lights.
- Feeling a strong need for downtime during and/or after busy, hectic days.
- Being deeply moved by nature, beauty, art, music, and the like.
- Deep intuition and creativity and a rich inner world of thoughts and feelings.
If you feel like this describes you, it could be that you have an innate biological trait that one in five people and animals have.
And if you have this trait, you’ll for sure want to learn how to best live with it, as this will help you with overcoming addiction, recovery, and the rest of your life.
Here are the main topics discussed in this episode:
- The Highly Sensitive Person (HSP) trait
- Characteristics of HSPs
- How HSPs are often more prone to addiction to CNS depressants like alcohol, opioids, and benzos, etc.
- How to optimize recovery and life as an HSP
- HSP life balance blueprint
Here are the resources mentioned in this episode:
- Dr. Elaine Aron’s Website
- HSP Online Self-Test
- Sensitive: The Untold Story
- The Gaia Channel
- Ultimate Opiate Recovery Coaching
- Ultimate Opiate Detox 4.0
- Total Alcohol Recovery 2.0