What are Behavioral Addictions?

Behavioral addictions begin the same way that drug or alcohol addictions do. When our brains are filled with dopamine or other “happy chemicals,” individuals that have an affinity to addiction may engage in these activities compulsively. While most of the population can take part in these behaviors without becoming addicted, vulnerable people can find themselves craving and participating in the action at unhealthy levels.

While it’s true that behavioral addictions don’t cause physical dependence like opiates or meth, people with a behavioral addiction will experience similar adverse consequences. When you become a client at Pinnacle Recovery, you’ll receive a holistic and clinical treatment program:

  • Individual treatment plan
  • Inpatient treatment
  • Psychiatric evaluation
  • Dual-diagnosis support
  • Individual, group, and family therapy options
  • Outpatient and transition plan support
  • Community resources and alumni accountability

Behavioral Addiction Treatment at Pinnacle Recovery

There are many types of behavioral addictions. Our program specializes in addictions that often accompany substance abuse, such as eating disorders and other mental health conditions. Any feeling or activity driven by compulsion can turn into an addiction cycle.

Behavioral addictions don’t display the same withdrawal symptoms you commonly see in drug and alcohol abuse. However, the emotional and mental symptoms are similar. These may transpire in an individual’s life as:

  • Guilt and shame
  • Lying
  • Denial
  • Missing work, school, or significant events
  • Fighting with friends and family
  • Sleep disturbances
  • Lack of self-care

Our trained staff knows exactly what you are going through and what you need in order to finally overcome your addiction and start your healing journey. Contact us today to learn more about our behavioral addiction treatment programs.