What Is Addiction?
Substance abuse and addiction are characterized by having a brain disease which includes compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Common 21st-century addictions include sex, pornography, food, drugs, alcohol, gambling, cell phones/devices, and social media. For example, if you compulsively engage in social media at the office, an adverse consequence might be poor performance or losing your job. You may know that your career is on the line, but you neglect your responsibilities anyway. This is the core cyclical destruction pattern that addiction can lead one into. Addiction can ruin one’s social, occupational, emotional, physical, romantic, familial, and overall life wellness. Regardless of the characteristics of your addiction, a licensed mental health professional can help.
What are some common forms of addiction?
- Social Media
How is addiction treated?
At Washington Psychological Wellness, our therapists have extensive training, experience, and insights to treat a wide variety of addictions. Our therapists treat relationship addiction and love addiction and can help you overcome substance abuse, drug abuse, alcohol addiction, or mood disorders that correlate to an addiction. Addiction treatment might also involve learning stress management or anger management techniques.
Addiction Therapy at Washington Psychological Wellness can also include treatment modalities such as cognitive-behavioral therapy, dialectical behavioral therapy, or crisis intervention therapy. As your therapist for addiction and other disorders, the treatment team at Washington Psychological Wellness will find a way to help you overcome your addiction and regain your quality of life and health.
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