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Process Addiction Treatment

Many people associate addiction with an uncontrollable dependency on a substance. What a lot of people don’t realize, though, is that behaviours can be just as addictive as substances. Engaging in said behaviours provides some sort of reward – a physical high or a positive emotional surge, for example.

Eventually, individuals come to rely on this behaviour and it turns into a compulsion that is hard to control, much like substance use and abuse.

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Process of Addiction Treatment

This type of addiction is just prevalent and serious as a substance addiction and must be treated as such. We offer a safe, judgment-free women-only behavioural addiction rehab program for anyone seeking help for addiction of this sort. Seeking help for a process addiction can be hard and daunting, but we’re ready to be here for you every step of the way.

Understanding Process Addiction

Some more common and better-known process addictions include gambling and sex addictions. It can be easy enough to understand why one may become addicted to these things as the payoff they’re chasing is universal and relatable to most.

However, many behaviours can be addictive. Addiction starts when an individual becomes consumed by the behaviour and the feeling or response they get from it. Like substances, these things can offer an escape from “real world” problems. They may also offer temporary relief from mental or psychological issues like stress, anxiety, or depression.

Other risk factors in an individual can include:

  • Childhood trauma
  • Abuse or neglect
  • If they grew up around addicted family members
  • Existing mental health conditions

An addiction can form to almost any behaviour that offers relief, pleasure, escape, or any other desired “reward”. Different people are susceptible to different things based on personality, preferences, etc. The following are some common process addictions as they are easily accessed by many and offer quick and easy rewards:

  • Gambling
  • Sex
  • Internet
  • Shopping
  • Porn
  • Work
  • Exercise
  • Food
  • Video Games

Process addiction can be hard to detect as many of the addictive behaviours are normal. Things like shopping, playing video games, and even gambling can be done casually and without issue.

There are some signs and symptoms you can look for, though, to determine if you or even a loved one is struggling with an addiction to these behaviours:

  • Spending an abnormal and excessive amount of time thinking about the activity
  • Prioritizing the behaviour or activity over other previously enjoyed activities and hobbies
  • Using the behaviour to escape from negative thoughts and/or emotions
  • Continuing the behaviour despite obvious negative repercussions on your mental health, financial situation, relationships, work, school, etc.
  • Always thinking about and seeking the “high” you get from the behaviour
  • Going through withdrawal. If you try to reduce or stop the behaviour, withdrawal symptoms like anxiety, severe mental distress, and agitation may occur.

If you’re worried about yourself or another and aren’t sure if you’ve reached the point of addiction, please don’t hesitate to reach out. We’ll answer your questions and offer as much guidance as we can – our women’s process addiction treatment center might be right for you.

Men and women deal with many things differently, including addiction, treatment, and recovery. Especially when it comes to process addiction, women tend to struggle with different things than men.

Regardless of your specific circumstances, we want to give you the best chance at long-term success. This is why we’ve created a private and comfortable process addiction recovery program for women. This program was created by women, for women, and it both accepts and employs only women.

The average stay at our quiet, private facility lasts about 30-45 days. During this time, you’ll go through a treatment plan that’s been tailored to you. Our staff is well-trained in a wide variety of therapy methods and techniques so that everyone gets the personalized care they need.

For example, cognitive behavioural therapy is one of the most common treatments for process addiction, but it’s not the only thing we have in our toolbox. Depending on your personality, your past, and your specific circumstances, we may recommend a variety of other methods, such as:

  • Motivational interviewing
  • Trauma-informed therapy
  • Solution-focused therapy
  • Mindfulness-based therapy
  • Anger management
  • Spiritual therapy
  • And more

Each week, you’ll have multiple sessions with our well-equipped and compassionate counselors and therapists. Not only are these women educated and professional but many come with lived experiences of their own. They’re acutely aware of the judgment, stigma, guilt, and shame that can come with addiction and they can help you work through it all.

In addition to private sessions, we also offer group therapy. Group sessions have many proven benefits and are widely used in women’s gambling addiction treatment, among so many others. Our program only accepts up to ten women at any given time, so you’ll never be faced with a huge number of people.

We believe that this is the perfect number for building a small support network and fostering healthy discussions, without overwhelming anyone.

Lastly, we believe in a holistic approach to treatment and recovery. This means we want to help you heal your mind, body, and spirit. Women’s internet addiction treatment can be a long and stressful process, so we offer a few additional activities to help you through it.

For example, yoga and meditation sessions can help you stay present, focused, and centered. Things like journaling and art therapy can help you express yourself, process your thoughts, and even reach additional breakthroughs.

Access to nature, healthy meals, and even some workout equipment are meant to further enrich your stay with us. We hope you enjoy these things to their full extent, and maybe even leave our center with some new hobbies or healthy habits!

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Safe and Effective Therapy for All Women

Our women-only process addiction therapy center is open to everyone. Regardless of age or circumstance, addiction is a tough disease that any woman can struggle with. Our goal is to provide you with the best and most personalized treatment we can while making your stay as comfortable and enjoyable as possible. If you’d like to learn more, please feel free to contact us at any time and we’ll get back to you promptly.

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