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Addictive Behavior

Addictive Behavior Addictions come in multiple forms. Some people develop addictions to a drug such as cocaine, heroin, nicotine or alcohol. Other people become addicted to a behavior like gambling, shopping, dieting or exercising. Lifestyle addictions are mostly psychological, while drug addictions can be both psychological and physical. Both types of addictions are problematic, because addictions interfere with a person’s health and life in Albuquerque.

Lifestyle Symptoms of an Addiction in Albuquerque

The life of a person with an addiction revolves almost solely around that addiction. Whether addicted to a drug or to a behavior, the person is unable to function normally without giving in to his or her addiction. The most common addiction symptoms that appear in a person’s everyday life in Albuquerque include the following:

  • Obsession The person thinks constantly about satisfying the addiction. Thoughts of doing the drug or acting out the behavior overtake an individual’s mind, and the person is able to think of little besides the addiction. The person also exhibits obsession by using the drug or performing the behavior so frequently that it interrupts other parts of his or her life in Albuquerque.
  • Compulsion The person feels compelled to give in to the drug or behavior, and he or she becomes unable to control his or her actions. The person’s actions may become reckless and dangerous, putting his or her and others’ lives at great danger.
  • Denial The person acts as if he or she has no problem and refuses to admit that he or she might be addicted to a drug or behavior. The person tries to hide the drug or behavior from those around him or her.

Physical and Psychological Symptoms of an Addiction in Albuquerque

Addictions affect a person’s body and mind, so physical and psychological symptoms will appear in addicted Albuquerque residents. These symptoms may include the following:

  • Blacking out The person cannot remember what happened to him or her while doing the drug or engaging in the behavior.
  • Withdrawal The person suffers physical or psychological pain, when he or she stops doing the drug or behavior.
  • Psychological disorders The person develops a mental illness such as depression or anxiety.

Addictive Behavior Help for Albuquerque Residents

Addictive behaviors can ruin a person’s life in Albuquerque. If you suspect you or a loved one is struggling with an addiction, know that help is available. Even though addictions are serious and complex, they are treatable. Our toll-free helpline is open 24 hours a day to help you or someone you love begin recovery. Call us today.