A person who repeats a behavior and is unable to stop despite negative consequences shows the characteristics of addictive behavior. When a person is hungry, he or she eats until they are full. If the person continues to eat they are not hungry or does not have the self-control to limit the amount of food, he or she could develop a behavior addiction with food.

A person with a behavior addiction cannot stop the behavior, even when their health is negatively affected. People enjoy eating, shopping, gambling, gaming, and exercising. If any of those behaviors are endangering a person’s mental or physical health, or causing significant relationship problems, he or she should get help for the addictive behavior.

When shopping interferes with relationships, drains savings, and overrides responsibilities, it is clearly an addictive behavior. When you have an addiction to shopping, the convenience of the Internet can lead to unnecessary spending. Some people experience gratification when shopping or have an underlying mental health condition that influences the urge to shop. Instead of buying only what is needed, the craving to buy things you want can be too strong to resist.

In some ways, a gambling addiction is similar to a shopping addiction. A person with a gambling addiction cannot stop gambling, even when savings accounts are drained. A gambling addiction is harmful to relationships because it takes priority over responsibilities. A gambling addiction leads to the loss of a house or job, and eventually results in bankruptcy.

Exercising is a healthy activity, but when a person has an exercising addiction, he or she is unable to stop even if they develop physical or mental health complications. When any behavior disrupts family relationships and compromises friendships or leads to severe financial problems, you should seek help from a professional who can suggest the appropriate treatment. A person can recover from an addictive behavior with the right treatment.

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