Long Term Rehabilitation for D...

Addiction to being sober for long is not a cakewalk. It takes a lot of courage, determination and strength to achieve it. If you have been a drug or alcohol addict and you are over it now then thank and congratulate yourself because you deserve one. If you are not able to get over it […]

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BIPOLAR DISORDER FACTS

This blog is a compilation of the common questions asked by patients with bipolar disorder and their family members.  It is completely for the knowledge, short-term recovery, and most importantly to imbibe self-confidence for the individuals that – You’re not alone! I read that ‘people with bipolar disorder can’t switch to normal life again‘ is […]

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What is sniffing addiction?

Sniffing is an act of inhaling substance right from the container of the substance. Sniffing involves either pouring or spraying a substance on a cloth and holding that soaked cloth to the nose or placing it in the mouth. And bagging is where fumes from the substance are trapped in a bag and then held […]

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Celebrities with Bipolar Disor...

‘Like seriously!!!???’ We do say “what?!”, “really!?”, “OMG!!!”; when we are surprised. When we know something new we are surprised, and when we know about the famous faces, this expression is magnified and the news goes viral. Especially celebrities with an illness like bipolar disorder. Do these faces look familiar to you? Yes, these faces […]

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Ice Addiction

Crystal meth, commonly known as ice, is now considered one of the most dangerous drugs (Ice addiction). Ice is the purest form of the drug methamphetamine. Smoking ice is considered to be the most addictive form of intake. It causes severe damage, both physical and mental, to the abuser. Like any other form of addiction, […]

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Shopping Addiction

Shopping Addiction

Shopping Addiction.

People can get into various kinds of impulsive and addictive behaviour and shopaholics is one of the most sophisticated sounding behaviour among them. A shopaholic may want to buy thing according to their mood and would spend more than what is required.

However there are still arguments between what is shopaholic and truly enjoying shopping. Here are a few questions you can ask yourself to see if you are a addicted to shopping or on the path of being one:

  • Wanted item or money: If you think you want something and someone offers you the item itself but on the other hand also offers you cash, what would you pick? A shopaholic would most likely pick cash as they need to go through the whole process of purchasing something, and this is what they actually want.
  • Do you have patience: When you want something that is expensive or over your budget, you would want to wait for a while, think it over and then decide whether to buy or not. A shopaholic would want to immediately buy it regardless of it being out of the budget.
  • Is the item for long term use: Shopaholics buy items out of impulse and because it is rewarding. There are always chances that they would never use the product they purchased.
  • Encouraged to purchase due to social media: Shopaholics spend a lot of time thinking about the whole shopping behaviour they may spend hours browsing through social media and looking up things. They are easily influenced by ads on line and tend to purchase them.
  • Is it an emotional purchase: Do you go shopping mostly due to your mood? Shopaholics tend to go on a shopping spree when happy, sad or anxious. More than necessity mood controls the shopping behaviour.

If you identify yourself with being a shopaholic it is better you seek help as soon as possible. Being a shopaholic may not sound dangerous but it ruins an individual’s financial condition. Constantly thinking about it may ruin both professional and personal life as the person would pay a lot of attention to the act and neglect other responsibilities in their life. Professional mental help are available in the form of counselling sessions and psychotherapy to help an individual overcome and control their shopaholic behaviour. For addiction recovery call us now on +919611194949.

 

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