person on a scale with waist measuring tape at their feet may have anorexia nervosa

Anorexia Nervosa: Harmful and Deadly Addictive Behavior

Eating disorders are classified as addictive behaviors that are linked to underlying mental health conditions. Anorexia nervosa is a severe psychiatric disorder characterized by unrelenting self-starvation and life-threatening weight loss. According to the American Psychiatric Association, (2000), the diagnostic criteria for anorexia nervosa include a failure to maintain minimal body weight, fear of gaining weight…

woman doing yoga in recovery

Healthy Activities in Recovery

Addiction is a complicated brain disease and recovery can seem far off when you are struggling with addiction. Recovery is possible with the right treatment, determination, and lifestyle changes. Addiction takes your brain hostage and controls how your brain functions. Addiction interferes with relationships, financial stability, work productivity, and can lead to serious health complications…

pensive woman worried about hypersexual behavior

Is Hypersexual Behavior a Problem?

Addiction can happen to anyone and is not restricted to drugs and alcohol. Many people struggle with addictive behavior. Sex addiction, also known as hypersexual disorder, is a condition manifested by fantasies that consume excessive amounts of time and affects many components of a person’s life. Hypersexual behavior damages relationships with loved ones. It interferes…