Process addictions are far more common than you may realize. This is because so many of the behaviors are socially acceptable, advertised regularly through the media, and are things that almost every person does, if not on a day-to-day basis, then frequently. Some examples of our process addiction therapy programs include treatment for:
When done in excess, these behaviors and activities can become addictive and ultimately cause serious harm to your physical, mental, and emotional health. Without process addiction treatment, these common practices may damage interpersonal relationships and may cause legal or financial problems for you as well.
Much like a substance use disorder, process addictions share similar characteristics, especially when it comes to the ability, or lack thereof, to stop or limit the compulsive behavior, even when you are fully away that it is negatively impacting various aspects of your life. Some of the common signs of a behavioral addiction disorder are:
As with substance addiction, the addicted individual can often experience physical and psychological withdrawal symptoms once the process is removed. For example, an internet addict cannot access their phone or Wifi. When a person with a behavioral addiction is unable to partake in their addictive behavior, they could experience severe mental distress.
Your process addiction treatment will likely involve cognitive-behavioral therapy. Currently, CBT is widely recognized as the best treatment for process addiction. However, a process addiction treatment plan designed for you and your needs may also include prescription medications, depending on symptoms or co-occurring disorders. Join us in the following rehab programs:
During the treatment, a psychotherapist at Greater Boston Addiction Centers trained in behavioral addiction recovery will guide you to better understand your compulsions, addictions, and any underlying co-occurring factors that could trigger the addictive behavior and manage your compulsions.
If you are struggling with a process addiction, our Needham sober living center is an excellent segue into Boston’s sober living community. In the treatment, you will learn to transition negative thoughts into a more productive mindset which will improve mental health and lead you to a path of long-term recovery. In sober living, you will put what you learned into practice.