Behavioral Addictions vs. Substance Use Addictions – Are They Similar?

Dealing with any kind of addiction can be a harrowing experience. Substance addictions are usually easy to recognize and it’s more apparent to see when that addiction has become out of hand. However, behavioral addictions are a little bit harder to deal with. Some destructive behavior happens while under the influence of substances, but what about those that have become habit even when you are sober?

Behavioral Addictions

What are behavioral addictions and how do they affect your substance addiction treatment? Behavioral addictions can vary widely ranging from shopping compulsively, gambling compulsively, or even promiscuity. How do you know that you have a behavioral addiction? The answer is much like that of substance addiction. A behavioral addiction is something that you do over and over again even if the behavior is destructive to your well-being.

If you are in a destructive cycle, you may need to seek behavioral addiction treatment. If you have a behavioral addiction which constitutes a mental illness, along with a substance addiction, you have what is considered a dual diagnosis. Our treatment center is equipped to take care of both of these issues simultaneously with our customized treatment.

Making The Decisions to Seek Substance Abuse Treatment

The first thing that you have to do to get yourself clean is to admit that you need help. By this point, you have probably tried to quit more times that you can count. If you really want to make the changes needed to get clean, you have to be ready to face the fact that your methods are not working for you. Looking at your present situation and a pattern of destructive living should be enough evidence of that.

Once you have made the decision to get help, you have to find a place that can not only help you detox, but that will also assist you in getting clean, for the long-term. Summit Behavioral Health is the perfect place to help you start a new life of sobriety.

Yesterday is in the past. All that matters is getting clean today. You should be proud that you are ready to take the first step. Follow through by giving us a call now!…You can do it!

Tap to GET HELP NOW: (844) 326-4514