man hiding face denying sex addiction

Breaking Through Denial About Sex Addiction

Denial is a common part of the addiction experience, and sex addiction is no exception. Overcoming denial and recognizing the presence of addiction is critical because this is the first step toward recovery. Denial allows us to convince ourselves that even the most out-of-control and destructive behavior is normal and manageable. People under the control…

Problem Gambling: Separating Fact From Fallacy

Addictions of all types have a secret aspect about them that can make it hard to separate the myth from the reality. Gambling addiction is no different; people have ideas about problem gambling that do not coincide with the facts, and as long as these misconceptions are floating around out there, the people who are…

man addicted with six cell phones

Cell Phone Addiction Similar to Compulsive Shopping and Other Behavioral Addictions

Behavioral addictions may not receive the same respect that substance abuse does, but they are still cause for concern. Addiction to substances, such as alcohol and drugs, is a recognized mental disorder and physiological disease. Using mind-altering substances inappropriately can lead to addiction because they change aspects of the user’s brain, which leads to tolerance,…