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Behavioural Addictions

Unlike a drug addiction or alcoholism, in the case of behavioural addiction, there is no external chemical substance upon which a person becomes physically dependent.

Behavioural Addiction Explained

We understand that suffering from any type of addiction is a difficult experience to navigate.

Behavioural addictions, which can sometimes be referred to as impulse control disorders often describe the process of an individual getting “hooked” or feeling compelled to partake in specific behaviours on a repeated basis.

These behaviours cement themselves into people’s lives regardless of the potential consequences that follow, often draining a person’s wellbeing, finances and emotional strength.

Different from drug addictions and alcoholism, behavioural addictions do not involve individuals being physically dependent on chemical substances.

However, behavioural addictions are just as severe and damaging to your mental and physical health.

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Types of behavioural addictions and conditions

The Executive Rehab Guide is a family-run therapy rehab dedicated to providing essential support for people who need help in rebuilding their lives.

View signs and symptoms of addiction here.

Reclaiming your life

Even though you are not addicted to a substance, you still have an addiction.

This is a very serious matter, which has the potential to create and wreak an enormous amount of havoc to your life.

Your internal chemical effects caused by your behavioural addiction sends signals to your brain’s award system.

The internal chemical effects caused by your behavioural addiction are very similar to the ones caused by psychological addictions like drinking and using.

Both impacts can be equally as destructive.

The Executive Rehab Guide can help you take control of your addiction by helping you to address the factors that contribute to your behavioural addiction.

It’s only with the support of experienced, understanding therapists that you will be able to overcome your addiction and rebuild your life.

Each addiction is unique

As with any type of addiction, it is completely unique to you and your life story and circumstance.

There are certain factors that make addictions develop more rapidly and easily. Factors like low self-esteem can encourage you to engage in destructive behaviours, which in themselves become addictive.

The most common causes of addictive behaviour are mostly always associated with trauma, loss and guilt.

These are hard experiences to bypass, intense guilt and loss can be extremely overwhelming and addictive behaviour is a way to escape painful memories and tough situations.

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