Four Non-Substance Addiction Disorders You May Never Have Heard Of

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By MARNI AMSELLEM, PH.D / IN ADDICTION RECOVERY

Original Source: soberlink.com

When we hear the term “addiction disorder,” what most commonly comes to mind are substance abuse and alcohol use disorder. Traditionally, most well-known recovery and support programs are geared toward these types of addictions. However, the terms “addiction” and “addiction disorder” encompass a much broader range of behaviors that can become problematic when performed in excess. According to the American Society of Addiction Medicine, “addiction is characterized by inability to consistently abstain, impairment in behavioral control, craving, diminished recognition of significant problems with one’s behaviors and interpersonal relationships, and a dysfunctional emotional response.” An addiction is essentially a disease involving reward circuitry in the brain, which is manifested by the pursuit of reward in ways that are maladaptive.

Four Non-Substance Addiction Disorders

This article describes four types of non-substance addictions that affect many people. Chances are, you likely know someone who struggles with one or more of these addictions. While many of these disorders are…click here to continue reading

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