Process Addiction and its Impact on the Lifestyle

Addiction can occur in many forms. Often, it is assumed that physical dependence characterized by withdrawal symptoms is required in order for someone to be diagnosed with an addiction disorder, but the fact is that behavioral addiction can occur with all the negative consequences in a person’s life minus the physical issues faced by people who compulsively engage in drug and alcohol abuse.

It is the compulsive nature of the behavior that is often indicative of a behavioral addiction, or process addiction, in an individual. The compulsion to continually engage in an activity or behavior despite the negative impact on the person’s ability to remain mentally and/or physically healthy and functional in the home and community defines behavioral addiction. The person may find the behavior rewarding psychologically or get a “high” while engaged in the activity but may later feel guilt, remorse, or even overwhelmed by the consequences of that continued choice. Unfortunately, as is common for all who struggle with addiction, people living with behavioral addictions are unable to stop engaging in the behavior for any length of time without treatment and intervention.

There are a number of types for behavioral or process addiction that include;

  • Gambling Addiction
  • Porn Addiction
  • Sex & Love Addiction
  • Internet or Gadget Addiction
  • Exercise or Shopping Addiction
  • Work Addiction
  • Food Addiction

Many studies have revealed a correlation between process addiction and the same leading to substance addiction as well. 12 to 15 percent of the population is revealed to have a heavy addiction of porn and sex throughout the world, however, initial and lighter forms of this addiction accounts for around 30 to 57 percent depending on the region and lifestyle.

Considering the behavioral addiction a grave issue as per the mental and physical health standards for youth and children, it is important for them and their caretakers to consult some experienced person within the same field to help them prevent or recover. .  Among such Addiction Rehabilitation centers one such is “Serene Retreat”. It is located in Kuala Lumpur Malaysia with its branches across Malaysia and satellite offices abroad.

For any inquiries regarding treatment or any advice related to addiction or mental health you can reach us via call/Whatsapp +60146872268 or visit our website

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