Other Addictions

other addictions

The American Society of Addiction Medicine considers “addiction” to be “…a primary, chronic disease of brain reward, motivation, memory and related circuitry.” This includes those addictions not commonly included in discussions, such as:

To the outside world that does not understand the nature of compulsive behavior and brain reward some of these “addictions” do not seem “real”. Sex addiction, for example, does not meet with the same level of sympathy available to the oxycondone addict. Behavioral addictions are not taken as seriously as that of heroin addiction or alcohol abuse, and yet to the addict who cannot control the behavior even to his or her own detriment they are absolutely addictions. Smoking actually ranks as high as heroin for recidivism and gambling addictions have destroyed the finances of many a celebrity. Gladys Knight, for example, is a self-confessed gambling addict that lost nearly her entire fortune before getting help for the addiction.

A Center For Recovery understands exactly what addiction is and we are here to help you get the information you need to put an end to the cycle. If you feel that you have an addiction or a behavior that you can no longer control through willpower alone—perhaps you feel helpless and alone. Just give us a call.

A Center For Recovery can be an invaluable resource for friends and family looking for answers and advice on substance abuse, drug and alcohol treatment programs and addiction treatment centers by state: Call us on (800) 444-1014.​

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