Drug Addiction vs Porn, Shopping, Online Gaming, & Gambling Addictions

Drug Addiction vs Porn, Shopping, Online Gaming, & Gambling Addictions Can one be addicted to behaviors like shopping, sex/pornography, gambling, and other behaviors? Substance/Drug Addiction When one becomes addicted to drugs they often experience compulsive, and most often uncontrollable, drug craving, searching, and abuse that continues despite the often extreme negative consequences. Individuals that become…

Sexual Addiction & Brain Arousal – Neurobiology of Internet Porn

I’ve seen a consistent theme with clients that present to my office with sexual addiction. This theme is a significant confusion about how they get their needs met. I find that many if not all of them come with beliefs and assumptions due to their addiction and history. These assumptions are in large part due to their…

Emotional Codependency in Marriage and Parenting Relationships

Codependency has typically been associated or understood to be a dynamic that occurs with individuals that are addicted to substances and their partners or spouses. Today the phenomenon we call codependency can be associated with those that are in fact not using substances of any kind. Mothers and children, husbands and wives, friends and associates…