Understanding Process (Behavioral) Addictions

December 2nd, 2014 | Posted by Rob Weiss in Addiction - (Comments Off)
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When hearing the word “addiction,” most of us tend to think of alcoholism and substance abuse, as opposed to addictive behaviors like eating, spending, gambling, video gaming and being sexual. Nevertheless, people can and do become addicted to highly pleasurable, self-soothing and dissociative behaviors just as they can become addicted to pleasurable, self-soothing and dissociative …
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In the last 20 years or more a lot of information has come to the surface about the somewhat hidden issue of porn addiction for men. Although there had been options for guys to get their hands on porn long before the internet age, easy access to both free and paid website offering every type …
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I had the opportunity yesterday to participate in the panel of the television news show Issues with Jane Velez-Mitchell to talk about the Lindsay Lohan case.  I found out about the opportunity about two hours before I appeared.  I was waiting for a client to arrive and I got the call.  I knew I couldn’t …
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With the recent deaths of Corey Haim, Brittany Murphy, and Michael Jackson, most psychotherapists and physicians, who may not necessarily work in addictions, are becoming more mindful of this growing epidemic of pain medication addiction. As a psychotherapist who specializes in addictions, I have been aware of this pervasive problem for years. In addition, in …
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As I watched the Academy Awards last night, I couldn’t help but wonder is this an addiction?  Every year we have an Academy Awards party. Every year all the guests bring the same food: crab dip, meatballs, chili, hot-dogs, chicken wings and the list goes on.  When the show begins, my mom shouts, “Everyone be …
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So why is it baby boomers can’t just say NO to pot smoking?  Maybe it is because they are part of the me generation.  Perhaps it is because they have the largest disposable income available to them to purchase drugs.  Maybe they are in a time warp and still believe it is the 1960’s.  No matter what the …
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I have noticed, as it is getting closer to my appearance on Celebrity Rehab 3’s VH1 Vlog, I am feeling excited and ambivalent at the same time.  I am asking myself what does that mean?  Am I feeling this way because I wonder how my appearance will rate with my colleagues (other professionals in the …
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