4 Common Behavioral and Substance Addictions

4 Common Behavioral and Substance Addictions
Addictions touch the lives of almost everyone in society.  Whether you personally struggle with an addiction, or know someone who struggles with an addiction, addiction is a reality for us all.  Sadly, many people who experience the negative impacts of addiction may not even be aware that they have a problem that is considered an addiction.

With the help of a therapist, you can assess the impact of any behavior or substance in your life and determine if it is addiction based. Below is a list of the most common behavioral and substance-based addictions that people experience in their everyday lives.

Behavioral and Substance Addictions:

Eating Disorders

Anorexia
Bulimia
Compulsive Overeating (excessively overweight)
Gambling

Race Track Betting
Table Games
Slot Machines
Sports Betting
Sexual

Excessive Sexual Behavior
Illegal Sexual Behavior
Pedophilia
Pornography
Substance (includes prescribed, street, legal, illegal and everyday)

Stimulants
Caffeine
Cocaine
Diet Pills
Nicotine
Depressants
Alcohol
Barbiturates
Heroin
Marijuana
Nicotine
Pain killers
Sleeping pills
If you are experiencing any of these addictions, professional counseling may help.  Confronting an addiction is often painful for you and those who love you.  A trained therapist will be able to help you find the strength and motivation to deal with your addiction in addition to providing practical behavior techniques to assist with recovery.
 

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