What are Behavioral Addictions?
Just like people can become addicted to substances (alcohol and/or drugs) they can become addicted to certain behaviors. The reason is that just like addictive substances these behaviors usually result in a “pleasurable” feeling of “high”. The high usually occurs while engaged in the activity. Once the activity is over, those suffering from behavioral addictions often feel guilty or ashamed of what they have done. The good news is that these addictions are treatable!
Scroll over the “Behavioral Addictions” option under the “Addiction Education” option above to learn more about the various Behavioral Addictions!