Addictions

2169 Words Aug 30th, 2013 9 Pages
Addictions can be something scary for everyone involved. There are several different types of addictions that are dealt with every day in our society. When someone has an addiction to something it not only affects them, but also anyone around them that could be impacted. There are many different treatments depending on the specific addiction. As well, there are many different causes to various addictions. This is an important topic to understand whether you are the one addicted or someone looking in. There are too many addictions that go untreated because of failure to recognize. The process of addictions can be very confusing. All addictions go through a cycle of relapse and remission. Addictions can be classified as substance …show more content…
There has been a growth on the studies of positive psychology on addictions. This type of treatment can be used with all different types of addictions. It deals with a therapy that increases positive feelings and behaviors. There are interventions that are used to increase a person’s overall happiness. This method has been proven to increase a person’s overall attitude. There has not been enough research done to fully test the outcomes of this test. Some discrepancies could be said to be that just because their attitude is different does not necessarily mean it will help their addiction. There are plenty of people out there that have good attitudes and outcomes on life but yet still fight with an addiction. Behavioral addictions are becoming more and more prevalent. This would be someone whose symptoms are behaviorally expressed. Examples could be kleptomania, compulsive buying and pathological gambling or lying. The studies done have showed that treatments have included pharmacological and psychological treatments. The studied have shown that therapy can be effective for treating this type of addiction. It is also being studied to see how genetics can affect behavioral addictions. There is a strong thought that genetics can have a strong impact on whether or not someone would turn out with an addiction. Evidence is reviewed from families, twins and also adoptions, with adoptive parents and birth parents being looked at. There is a
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