When most people hear the term “addiction,” they typically think of a drug or alcohol dependence. However, you can become addicted to activities, people, and behaviors as well. Alina Lodge in New Jersey treats addictions and mental health disorders in all forms to help you regain control of your life and engage in healthy behavior. If you have a co-occurring substance use disorder and process addiction, you need professional help, such as the addiction treatment programs at Alina Lodge, to retrain your brain and break the cycle.
What Is Process Addiction?
If you have a process addiction, you know the struggles you can go through trying to avoid habitual behavior involving gambling, shopping, or playing video games. Those with process addictions continue to engage in the behavior because doing so gives them an emotional high. Even if they face negative consequences, they will continue to engage in the activities, despite feelings of remorse or shame.
Process addictions don’t involve drugs or alcohol but have characteristics in common with substance addiction. If you have a process addiction, you can’t control your behavior. You remain obsessed with the behavior and continue participating in it regardless uh the results of your actions.
Just like those suffering from substance use disorders, you may need professional help at a residential treatment program at Alina Lodge to overcome your process addiction. If you have co-occurring drug and alcohol addictions, we can address them at the same time in our dual diagnosis treatment program.
Types of Process Addiction
Alina Lodge can provide quality treatment if you suffer from common process addictions. Some process addictions include:
- Internet use
- Video games
This is by no means a comprehensive list, as process addiction can manifest itself in many ways.
Most Common Process Addictions
Some of the process addictions our team of licensed and experienced Alina Lodge therapists can help you overcome include exercise addiction, shopping addiction, gambling addiction, and sex addiction.
Our society has become obsessed with physical fitness. Some people spend hours every day working out, completing fitness routines, and planning out every meal. While this can lead to a healthy lifestyle and stronger body, it can also lead to process addiction. A person engaged in exercise addiction may lack self-confidence no matter how much weight they lose or how hard their abs are.
How much time do you spend shopping online or in person? If you have financial problems or hoard your purchases without really needing them, you may have a shopping addiction. Some people with a shopping addiction feel an emptiness in their lives and try to fill it with things they buy. Our Alina Lodge residential treatment program can help you find healthier ways to channel your need for fulfillment.
Many people go to a casino or online gambling site and realize that they have spent more money than they meant to. However, if you gamble compulsively and cannot stop, that’s a type of addiction. Don’t continue to spend thousands of dollars to feel that small rush of excitement when you win occasionally. Instead, contact our admissions team to enroll in an addiction treatment program today.
If you seek out sex compulsively, you may have a sex addiction. Just like uncontrollable drug and alcohol cravings, the need to engage in sex represents addictive behavior. You may feel a release of tension or psychologically need the acceptance you feel when another person agrees to sleep with you. However, this is a serious condition that requires professional psychological help.
Receive Compassionate Process Addiction Treatment in New Jersey
At Alina Lodge in New Jersey, we offer process addiction along with substance addiction treatment as part of our comprehensive approach to healing. Don’t continue to let your gambling addiction, sex addiction, or other process addiction rule your life. Contact us at 833.685.1700 today to find an addiction treatment program tailored to your needs.