Other Addictions

 
 
 

Other Addictions

 

 
New dependencies, or new addictions, encompass all new forms of addiction that do not involve the intervention of any chemical substance. In these cases the object of addiction is a legally accepted and socially acceptable behavior or activity. Among the new addictions, we can treat:
 
 
 
 
Game+
 
The Pathological Game, more commonly known as addiction to the game is characterized by a continuous or periodic loss of control in relation to the act of playing; a concern in playing and getting money to play; by irrational thinking and maintaining this behavior despite the adverse consequences. It is a mental and behavioral disturbance inserted in the manuals and gnostics a little more than 20 years ago. It can be considered an impulsive-compulsive spectrum disorder and presents characteristics similar to Substance Use Disorder. There are three phases in the behavior of playing: phase of victory, loss and despair. The most damaging and well-known are luck and chance games involving money, but any enjoyable game can become highly addictive and problematic.

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Shopping+
 
Sex+
 
Affective Dependency+
 
 
 
Internet+
 
The internet is a multidimensional phenomenon, so dependence on the internet knows many forms. Addition to cybersex, cyber-relational addition, computer overload, computer addiction. Thus, Internet addiction is a behavioral dependence that involves non-human interactions and is similar to any other type of addiction to substances, especially with regard to psychological dependence. Some warning signs can be:

  • concerns about the internet
  • need for a greater amount of time spent online
  • repeated attempts to reduce the time of use
  • time management problems
  • stress in family, school, work, with friends
  • lies about time spent online
  • mood changes

Finding one of these signs is the certainty that the internet is a serious problem in your life, even if your mind tries to convince you otherwise. Denial of the problem is one of the biggest obstacles to getting help. The desire to go online is so strong that the mind finds many ways to justify time on the web, even when the consequences are obvious. Contact us.
 
 
 
Work+
 
Mobile Phone+
 
Co-dependence+