Behavioral Addictions Treatment

Behavioural addiction is more than just a bad habit, it is a compulsive behaviour driven by uncontrollable impulses. It is an encompassing term that refers to several mental health conditions in which a person engages in a particular behaviour repeatedly without considering the negative consequences. Consequences that include health risks, legal troubles, financial problems and the degradation of relationships with family, friends, and work colleagues.

Types of Addictive Behavior:

  • Gambling addiction
  • Internet addiction
  • Shopping addiction
  • Stealing addiction
  • Video/computer game addiction
  • Food addiction
  • Exercise addiction
  • Work addiction
  • Love addiction
Because each behavioural addiction is so unique, individualized treatment plans are crucial for an effective recovery and prevention of relapse.
Individual therapy focuses on the underlying psychological triggers for the behaviour. The person then learns to identify and deal with stresses or daily irritations that could cause a relapse.
If you think you may have a behavioural addiction, you must remember that it is not your fault. Many people are predisposed to having addictive traits. While your urges feel like they are out of your control, it is very within your power to get help. Coping with addiction is a challenge, which is why having someone to support you through it is essential. Together, we can work on proactive techniques for you to use when you feel temptation or compulsion. Do not hesitate to reach out if you are not sure you can face this challenge alone.