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Danica Barnett

Process addictions differ from drug and alcohol addictions in that they are behavioral addictions as opposed to chemical addictions. They are still addictions, however, and cause many of the same changes to the brain that substance addictions do. As a result, they can have some of the same devastating consequences when left untreated. Process addictions are often overlooked and misunderstood. Guilt and shame may cause people to hide their process addictions and therefore withdraw from loved ones also. Process addictions can co-occur with other mental health disorders as well as substance abuse, which can further complicate matters. Research published in Evaluation and the Health Professions estimates that as many as 47 percent of American adults suffer from some form of addiction or dependency within a one-year period, with many individuals suffering from multiple addictions simultaneously.

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September 22nd 2016 | By: Danica Barnett | Posted In: