How does root cause therapy help with addiction recovery?

Release past & recent trauma

The root cause of addiction and codependency can be found in past and recent trauma.

Root cause therapy can release trauma, making way for healthier coping strategies to be developed.

Identify causes of addictive behaviours

The causes of addictive behaviours are frequently a result of unmet childhood needs.

RCT helps identify the root causes so they can be resolved and new ways to have needs met can be implemented.

Learn to manage emotions

Addiction and codependency are a result of not having the tools or capacity to manage trauma and stress.

RCT helps build confidence in your ability to manage life without turning to people, places, and things outside yourself.

Go inward & find your real strength

Discover the latent inner strength and capacity you have to face trauma and move beyond it to live the life you truly deserve.

RCT provides a safe way to look at and release trauma that has been holding you back.


Addiction and codependency can feel like a life sentence, but with awareness and a deeper understanding of the root causes, it is possible to heal and move beyond addictive behaviours and the codependency that underlies them.

The roots of addiction and codependency can be found in trauma experienced during the formative childhood years from birth (and sometimes in utero) to seven. During this period, if a child does not experience secure attachment, as an adult, they may present with anxiety and addictive behaviours, which may be compounded by other traumatic experiences.

At Inner Help, our founder Adam Ducquet, is passionate about bringing greater awareness, resources, and healthier coping strategies to people who want to understand the root cause of addictive behaviours and codependency.

Knowing whether you are ready for recovery is an important step in the recovery journey. It requires courage and honesty, however, the journey does not need to be taken alone.


Adam Ducquet is the founder of Inner Help, a practice dedicated to helping people who are suffering with addiction and codependency.

One of three boys, Adam experienced anxiety and depression from an early age. After the suicide of his older brother, and car accident death of his younger brother, Adam spiralled into addiction. The anxiety-depression-addiction cycle wreaked havoc in his adult life, and he experienced suicidal ideation many times.

Now providing service as a Root Cause Therapist, Adam believes his significant lived experience provides a real and deep resource of learning and support for his clients. Having walked his own recovery, through Inner Help, Adam is forging a new understanding of addiction based on the recognition that addiction is a strategy for coping with trauma, stress, and anxiety.

He uses that understanding to help destigmatize the ‘addict’ label so people suffering from past and present trauma can learn to reparent themselves and develop new healthier ways of managing emotions and life.


At Inner Help we understand every person’s journey is unique. That’s why we tailor our programs to meet you right where you’re at.

Our support incorporates the four stage certified Root Cause Therapy process, lived experience of addiction and recovery, as well as practical resources.

Together these bring about healing to people suffering from past and present trauma.

We believe Addiction Treatment should be a LIFETIME INVESTMENT. And you should come away from our treatment program with invaluable new life skills and proven strategies to prevent future relapsing and the tools to cope with negative emotions!
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We take a deep dive and get to know you, allowing us to understand your symptoms, your past, and present.



Past healing is when we revisit parts of your childhood, when you may have experienced trauma or didn’t have your emotional needs met. Then we guide you through the healing process.



Future healing, which is as important as past healing, is where we take you deep into your future and support you in the creation of a purpose and the steps needed to achieve it.



Integration is the final stage of processing everything that has been revealed through the healing journey, allowing you to take stock and the unconscious mind and nervous system to settle.

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Frequently Asked

I found Adam at a point in life I have exhausted all the options of breaking an addiction to Ice well over a decade. At this stage I have suffered innumerable losses in life including losing my marriage and close contact with my kids.


I felt a deep connection and trust in Adam’s introductory contents and I sent an inquiry to get in touch. Response was swift with appointment confirmation received within minutes. Just by making that first step, I felt an instant relief which is rather subordinate to the trust that he instilled in me when we first connected over a phone call. I simply did not believe that deep seeded addiction such as this could be cured at all, despite having to cure it within 4 weeks. Assurance that Adam gave me was convincing and heartfelt. From that point things began to shift as we started to gain momentum in mutual understanding and trust in the healing process. I found Adam to be always available, eazy to connect, caring, and extremely trustworthy. I felt like I found a brother who I can do life with. He understood the nuts and bolts of the cycle of addiction. Relatability came easy for him.


The First 2 main sessions set the foundation where he understood my emotional blueprint for which he catered and devised remediation plans towards healing. I relapsed a few times during this period and the compassion and understanding that Adam showed set new standards for human connections and empathy. The real hunger in Adam to heal addiction stem from his own past and the power of that intent in itself was working the magic with all that he offered.


He introduced many ways to cope, break out and integrate. There were many options. I’ve chosen one that gave me an elevated perception through which not only it completely healed my addiction but also gave me a pathway to experience life in a new light. Light that fueled deeper connection with my partner, my two children, colleagues from work, social and spiritual spheres of life. Two months after I took the first step, here I stand empowered, clean and unsullied by any cravings. I chose to write this review as I felt the task was a necessity not an option as it is my wish and hope that message gets out that, “There Is Hope” for anyone who’s suffering from an addiction and I would entrust Adam with his methods.

I contacted Adam because my life had derailed, and I felt trapped by my own negative behaviours and addictions. The addictions had caused so much heartache for all who surrounded me and broken down so many relationships.

Through my work with Adam I was able to identify the root causes of my behaviours and within a couple of sessions began to feel like an emotional weight had been lifted off my shoulders. Adam supported me and my family to understand the causes of behaviours and it saved my closest relationships.

I now understand more about myself and how to understand and deal with my emotions. Thank you, Adam. You have given me my second chance in life, and I now feel healthier and happier.

When I first contacted Adam, my life was spiralling out of control. Adam helped me understand the Root Cause of my addiction and we together identified the emotions I didn’t know how to feel, my entire life.

My relationship with friends and family were at breaking point and by the 2nd week of the program, I was able to start feeling emotions I was terrified to feel before, I realised how easy it was to begin to live a healthy life. I began to repair relationships and understand how I had arrived where I was at in life.

I can honestly say, my life is worth living again and I owe it all to Adam, for helping me to see what I needed to learn.

Thank you Adam and Inner Help for all that you have given me through the 4 week program I did recently. I was drinking everyday and couldn’t stop, my wife was ready to leave me and my future looked hopeless.

You helped me understand my trauma from childhood and how it impacted my adult life. Once I learned how to manage my emotions, I began to drop my fears and to take my life back.

I would recommend this program to anyone with an addiction who needs help.

Adam is an incredibly genuine and caring human being. He listens with an open heart and mind and has the ability to reflect back pearls of wisdom that have guided me to finding answers within myself.

After every session I have had with Adam, he has checked in on me and gone above & beyond to ensure my emotional well-being. He has generously offered me resources for my integration process and has been transparent with me about stories from his journey that might give me insight within my own.

From all the therapists I’ve seen, Adam has been by far the most attentive I’ve experienced. It is clear that he is passionate and devoted to helping people and I feel incredibly grateful to have found him as a reliable and relatable ally on my healing and personal development journey.

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