+20 years of experience accompanying addicts and family members
Addiction can occur in many forms: substance abuse addictions or behavior addiction.
Behavioral addiction can occur with all the negative consequences in a person’s life with diferent physical issues faced by people who compulsively engage in drug and alcohol abuse.
It is the compulsive nature of the behavior that is often indicative of behavioral addiction, or process addiction, in an individual. The compulsion to continually engage in an activity or behavior despite the negative impact on the person’s ability to remain mentally and/or physically healthy and functional in the home and community defines behavioral addiction.
The person may find the behavior rewarding psychologically or get a “high” while engaged in the activity but may later feel guilt, remorse, or even overwhelmed by the consequences of that continued choice. Unfortunately, as is typical for all who struggle with addiction, people living with behavioral addictions are most of the cases unable to stop engaging in the behavior for any length of time without treatment and intervention.
Types of Behaviour Addictions
Sex and Love Addiction