Addictions are most often associated with alcohol, drugs or smoking, but millions of individuals suffer from numerous other types of addictions. Known collectively as addictive disorders, in addition to abuse of substances such as alcohol, drugs and smoking, individuals can also become addicted to compulsive types of behaviour such as: gambling, shopping, eating, sexual activity, pornography or use of the internet.
How do you know if you have an addiction problem?
Whether the abuse is to a substance or a behaviour / activity, an addictive disorder exists when you cannot control your habit or behaviour despite the fact that it is undermining your health, your relationships, your work, your finances, or your self-respect. Please, review the symptom checklist below to recognize if your behaviour has become an addictive disorder. A “yes” answer to one or more statements below may indicate a problem:
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Whether you have reached the “addiction” stage or not, recognizing and admitting that your habit is negatively impacting your life is the first step toward overcoming it. For more information about Addiction Counselling at the Door of Hope Counselling Clinic in Port Coquitlam, please call (604) 790-9032 or complete and send the Contact Form below. We’re here to help you start your journey of healing.