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Addictive Behaviors

In addition to drugs and alcohol, we can also become addicted to behaviors. These resources will help you understand and manage your addictive personality.

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Woman yelling at slot machine
How Gambling Disorder Is Defined According to the DSM-5
Rear View Of Woman Playing Game On Computer At Home
Are Addictive Behaviors or Activities Real Addictions?
Woman with handful of drugs
The Self Medication Theory of Addiction
Paranoia can make you overly suspicious.
Symptoms, Causes, and Treatments for Paranoia
A man drinking water close up
Dilutional Hyponatremia or Water Intoxication
woman leaning on barbell on weight rack
What Is Exercise Addiction and Are You at Risk?
Excitement
How to Tell if You Are an Adrenaline Junkie
wooden spoon with cacao powder
The Risks of Snorting Cacao Powder
Woman reaching into fridge
How a Food Addiction Develops
A woman shopping in a store
Is Compulsive Shopping Really an Addiction?
Sugar
Is Sugar Actually Addictive?
Woman relaxing on bed
How Does Addiction Change Homeostasis?
Man in bar with a beer
Does Stress Cause Addiction?
A female tattoo artist working on a customer
Are Tattoos Addictive if You Can't Stop at One?
man surrounded by 6 different screens of online poker
The Psychological Process of Addiction
Girls dancing at a party
Socially Acceptable vs. Deviant Behavior
Hamburger, close-up, waitress in background (wide angle)
The Excessive Appetites Theory of Addiction
woman with belt around neck autoerotic asphyxiation
Asphyxiation and the Addiction Connection
Depressed young man
10 Cognitive Distortions Identified in CBT
couple jogging up steps on outdoor hillside trail
Exercise Euphoria and Exercise Addiction
Woman looking through window in a train
Psychosis Symptoms and Causes
Pyromaniacs are obsessed with watching and setting fires.
What Exactly Is a Pyromaniac?
Rear view of a couple watching TV
The Symptoms and Risks of Television Addiction
Troubled youth
Signs and Symptoms of Addiction
a young couple fighting in an alley
Why Is My Addicted Loved One Always Telling Lies?
Drug addiction crisis
What Does It Feel Like to Be Addicted to Something?
Peer Pressure
What Is Peer Pressure and Does It Lead to Addiction?
Teacher preparing pencils for school day
The Difference Between an Addiction and a Compulsion
Model poses as chemist looking in a test tube
Symptoms of Being High on Mephedrone
stacks of chips at gambling table
Addictive Gambling vs. Professional and Social Gambling
Two people dealing drugs in alley
What Is a Drug Dealer?
Woman using slot machine
Signs of Pathological Gambling and Gambling Addiction
Female looking out of window, with her reflection looking back at her
What Is Dissociation?
Woman throwing dice at craps table in casino, friends watching
An Overview of Behavioral Addiction
Contemplating her next move
How Emotional Pain Affects Your Body
Man taking notes
How Does Denial Affect Addiction?
Sugar
Sugar Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, and Treatment
A woman drinks a cup of coffee with her co-workers
Effects of Caffeine on the Body
Coffee for three
Side Effects of Caffeine and Caffeinated Drinks
man drinking an energy drink
Is It Possible to Overdose on Caffeine?
Close-up of a businesswoman suffering from caffeine withdrawal syndrome
Caffeine Withdrawal: Symptoms, Timeline, & Treatment
Coffee
How Much Caffeine Is in Foods and Drinks?
Woman drinking energy drink by the computer
Are Energy Drinks Addictive?
coffee, black cup, man, woollen hat, beard
Caffeine, Stress and Your Health
Closeup coffee beans which contain caffeine
Where Caffeine Comes From and Various Uses
How Caffeine Addiction Can Affect Your Health
hand of person using social media
Excessive Social Media Use Comparable to Drug Addiction
Close-up of woman wearing jeans from behind with cell phone in her back pocket
How to Quit Cell Phone Addiction and Be More Present
Woman checking her phone
The Stress of Constantly Checking Your Phone
Girl being excluded by peers
5 Types of Internet Abuse Used to Cyberbully
boy enjoying video game console at home
What to Know About Video Game Addiction
Woman ignores companion while she looks at her phone
10 Basic Rules of Netiquette or Internet Etiquette
Man playing video game in living room
Is Video Game Addiction Really an Addiction?
man smiling while looking at cell phone
When Sexting Becomes Addictive
Woman looking at computer in dark room
An Overview of Internet Addiction
Couple laying on bed playing video games
Characteristics of Addicted Gamers
Woman wasting time on Facebook
How to Control Your Facebook Addiction
Couple shopping in Singapore
Advertising Tricks That Trigger Impulse Buying
A picture of a child holding up shopping bags
How to Stop Overspending and Avoid Debt
woman holding up dress in mirror in store
Differences Between Compulsive and Impulsive Shopping