Progression of Addictive Behaviors

Some people are still not convinced that they may have a problem.  “I am not as bad as______” or “I only drink on the weekends.”  The point is not how bad someone else is, or how often you are engaging in the behavior. The point is that you are experiencing problems...

Addiction: Reasons People Use

Addictive substances and behaviors cause a release of pleasure chemicals that temporarily numb or distract from current feelings of depression, anger, anxiety or physical pain.  It is one way people survive unbearable pain, until they learn what is causing it and...

Do I have An Addiction

Defining the Problem Addiction a way of escaping.  Some common forms of escape include alcohol, drugs, sex, creating chaos or drama, gambling, gaming, shopping, exercise and eating. You can be addicted to any of these, or you may just use them to occasionally escape. ...