Process Addiction

Depressed man drinking at casino while struggling with alcohol and gambling addiction

When Drinking and Gambling Addictions Mix

When it comes to drinking and gambling addictions, the combination can be particularly dangerous. Gambling addiction is characterized by a compulsive need to gamble, despite the fact that it has damaging consequences on the gambler and their loved ones. Similarly, alcohol addiction is marked by a compulsion to drink despite the harm that it can …

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Confirming Your Suspicions: How to Know for Sure If Your Spouse Has a Gambling Problem

If you are suspicious that your spouse has a gambling problem, don’t ignore it. Acknowledge the situation and take steps to get help. Gambling addiction is a serious issue and, if untreated, can have devastating consequences. Promises Behavioral Health offers treatment for gambling addiction at our gambling rehab centers. Call 844.875.5609 to learn how we …

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How Problem Gambling Affects The Family

When there’s a compulsive gambler in the family, it affects more than just the gambler. The effects of gambling on the family may be detrimental and cause lasting harm. The impact depends on the gambling problem’s severity and duration, the closeness of the relationships with the gambler, and other factors. Fortunately, professional treatment can mitigate …

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Signs Your Partner Is a Sex Addict

Sex addiction affects millions of people in the U.S. Those who struggle with this addiction have an obsessive need for sexual pleasure and gratification, causing them to become preoccupied with sex and neglect other important aspects of their lives. Engaging in compulsive sexual activity may lead to severe consequences for these individuals.  Promises Behavioral Health …

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Stages of Compulsive Gambling

Like alcohol or drug addiction, compulsive gambling has distinct phases of progression. Those who gamble are often thrill-seekers and risk-takers and may experience up to five stages of compulsive gambling. At any stage, a person who exhibits signs of compulsive gambling might need professional treatment to prevent potentially serious consequences. At Promises Behavioral Health, we …

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Compulsive Gambling and Women

What is the link between compulsive gambling and women? Most think of gambling as something men do, but women are twice as likely to suffer from a gambling addiction than men. Many women struggle with this mental health issue and need gambling addiction treatment. Call 844.875.5609 to speak with someone from the knowledgeable team at …

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Compulsive Shopping in Women

Compulsive shopping, also known as shopping addiction, is an unofficial mental health disorder characterized by shopping or spending behaviors that function in roughly the same ways that alcohol or drug use function in substance addiction. It belongs to a larger of group of unofficial disorders known as behavioral addictions or process addictions. These addictions occur …

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Signs of Gambling Addiction

Approximately 2.5 million Americans suffer from compulsive gambling, and the gambling issue in the United States is growing with the legalization of gambling in 48 states plus the District of Columbia. People lose millions of dollars every year from gambling. Whether you are dealing with moderate gambling or gambling frequently, you may wonder how to …

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Five Signs That You’re Addicted to Shopping

The source may not be entirely scientific, but a recent survey of Americans shows that we may be succumbing to addictive behaviors when it comes to shopping. A shopping addiction, sometimes called compulsive shopping, is not quite the same as a chemical addiction to a drug or alcohol, but the results can still be devastating. …

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Alleviating Problem Gambling with Medication Used for Addiction Treatment

Researchers have found that pathological gambling can be successfully treated with medications that decrease urges and increase inhibitions. At the annual meeting of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology (ACNP), the researchers shared that they found positive outcomes in gamblers treated with medications often used for substance addictions. Science Daily reports that people with pathological gambling …

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