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Addiction

Addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, and craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response. Like other chronic diseases, addiction often involves cycles of relapse and remission. Without treatment or engagement in recovery activities, addiction is progressive and can result in disability or premature death.

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The addiction can be drug related, gambling, sexual, work, crime, eating, smoking, video game, computer, money and others.

Treatment is often difficult when the addict is not yet accepted their dependency and may display anger, anxiety and denial when help of offered.

Finding a therapist that you feel safe and comfortable with is of the utmost importance. Take the time to evaluate how you feel with any therapist you meet. Remember that this is for you and your healing.

Addiction was last modified: April 26th, 2016 by admin