Codependent Family Roles

Codependent Roles in the Family

Understanding Process Addictions

Understanding Process Addictions

What are process addictions? Process addictions occur when someone becomes addicted to a rewarding behaviour that does not involve an addictive substance, such as gambling, sex, or eating. Sometimes referred to as behavioural addictions, or compulsive behaviours, process addictions involve compulsion to perform an action despite negative consequences. In this way people can suffer from…
Codependency and Addiction Symptoms and Treatment

Codependency and Addiction: Symptoms and Treatment

Healing from addiction is difficult for every addict, but when codependency and addiction occur together, recovery can be even more difficult. Here, you will learn what codependency is, the relationship between codependency and addiction, and treatment for codependency with and without addiction. First, let’s consider the basics: What is Codependency? Codependency is a relationship pattern…
Shopping The Socially Acceptable Addiction

Shopping: The Socially Acceptable Addiction

Do you turn to “retail therapy” when you’re feeling down? Do you sometimes regret your purchases? Spend more than you were planning to? You may be suffering from shopping addiction – and it’s more serious and more common than you might think. As Western consumer culture spreads worldwide and advertising campaigns continue to skyrocket, resisting…
The Deadly Side of Gaming Addiction

The Deadly Side of Gaming Addiction

Recently, a man in South Korea was charged for allowing his 2-year-old son to starve to death while he played online games at an internet café. Unfortunately, this is not an isolated case of children dying due to parents’ gaming and internet addictions. Recently, a man in South Korea referred to only by his surname…
The road that leads to life is through heart change

The road that leads to life is through heart change

There are many mysteries in life that science has not been able to completely explain, and the physiological dynamics of the human body is one of these. One interesting example is that of the human heart, which is responsible for the management of the circulatory system. Yet, there appears to be a deeper function for…