Category: process addiction

Recognizing Video Game and Internet Addiction

Imagine that something takes hold of your child’s mind so forcefully that you can’t get through to them any more. Some kids suffer from addiction so severe they don’t want to do anything else all day. Many parents go through this with their child who is a drug addict, but it’s not just drugs that pull […]

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Porn Addiction

An unfortunate problem that is affecting many people and relationships is porn addiction. This disease can be as hard to get over as drug addiction, but it is also a problem that is kept more secretive than drug addiction. An Increasing Problem Porn addiction has been a problem since its origin, but it occurs much […]

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Stealing Addiction

There are many addictions that people fall into that don’t involve drugs or alcohol. They are called process addictions because they usually are an addiction to an act or behavior. Process addictions are not as well known as drug addiction, and many people actually doubt if they are real. For many people, however, a process […]

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Adrenaline Junkies

The human body is a fascinating machine. Not only does it heal itself and perform amazing tasks, but it grows and develops all on its own. It’s not surprising, then that some people use their own bodies to create a natural high in place of drugs. It’s called adrenaline, and our bodies naturally make it, […]

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Coping Skills

Healthy coping strategies are something that are often lacking in our lives. We all have many ways to deal with stress or handle a difficult situation, but we don’t always know the best way to cope. Our lives are full of stress, disappointment, and plain old hard days. We all suffer at times, but sometimes […]

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4 Ways to Spot an Addiction

We certainly don’t want to live our lives as always suspicious or paranoid, but there are times when it would be helpful to know if someone we love has a problem with an addiction. Maybe then we’d be able to help them, or offer them support, or at least we could encourage them try to […]

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Avoiding Addiction

Researchers have been studying addiction for years now, and many of them would agree that if we could pinpoint an exact moment when an addiction starts, like a light going off in someone’s head, things would be easier. Maybe then we could do more to prevent an addiction from starting. But addictions begin gradually, usually […]

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Gambling it all Away

It’s often hard to point fingers when an addiction gets out of hand, because it is the person with the addiction that ultimately is controlled by it. But sometimes we just have to stop and wonder how some people can stand by and watch or even encourage the addiction, as someone wrecks their lives. A […]

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Gambling Addiction

Gambling is often glorified in our culture today. Movies and tv shows portray gamblers as powerful, wealthy, and satisfied, when this is sometimes far from the truth. Gambling, like so many other activities in today’s world, can become addicting after just a few exposures. In our fast-paced world filled with instant gratification, many people are […]

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Loss of Control with Eating Disorders

Eating disorders affect millions of people every year. The two most common forms are anorexia, where the person fears weight gain so much that they starve themselves, and bulimia, where the person binge eats and then makes themselves vomit or exercise continuously to prevent weight gain. Reasons for Eating Disorders    There are many reasons why […]

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