Addiction in Relationships

Is Addiction Ruining your Relationship?

Whether the addiction is behavioral (e.g., gambling, porn, shopping, gaming), or chemical (e.g., alcohol, marijuana, pills, or illegal drugs)– addiction can cause a huge rift in your relationship. For many years, experts believed that only alcohol and powerful drugs could cause addiction. Neuroimaging technologies and more recent research, however, have shown that certain pleasurable activities, such as gambling, shopping, and sex, can also co-opt the brain.

What is addiction? Read more here.

Addiction exerts a long and powerful influence on the brain that manifests in three distinct ways:


      • craving for the object of addiction

      • loss of control over its use

      • continuing involvement with it despite adverse consequences

    Are you or your partner almost an alcoholic? Read more here.

    You don’t have to feel alone in battling to save your relationship. Stop feeling stuck and schedule an appointment now

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