Process addiction also referred to as behavioral addiction, is an addiction characterized by obsessive, compulsive urges to partake in specific behaviors. Individuals who struggle with process addictions often partake in behaviors despite negative consequences that take a toll on an individual’s emotional, interpersonal, or physical well-being. Unlike addictions involving drugs and alcohol, the behaviors provide a natural reward or euphoria for individuals struggling with process addictions. Compulsive behaviors fuel behavioral addictions while causing distress in many areas of an individual’s life. At alteredSTATE, we help individuals bridge the gap between these maladaptive behaviors and help them learn to develop new, healthy coping mechanisms.
It used to be that getting to an “altered state” meant that I was either drunk or high. Now that I’m sober, my alteredSTATE is about living a life I never imagined. What’s your alteredSTATE?
You’ve already come a long way. Let’s reach the next level together.