October 12, 2016

12 Habits: Address Addictive Behaviors

By nicoleblock

habit-10When you hear the word "addiction," what do you think of? Tobacco and drug use? Perhaps gambling? As individuals, we need to recognize and be mindful of our current behaviors and know when we are in excess. Do you know what is "moderate" and safe for you?

There are behaviors that have potential to lead to addictive behaviors that we don’t even think about. Day-to-day activities, like spending money, eating, internet use, and texting are all very common behaviors that can be considered a behavioral addiction. Take time to reflect on your day-to-day activities, and see if you can identify areas that may need to be monitored.

Need a little direction? Consider these resources to help you identify what is safe for you:

  • The Employee Assistance Program (EAP) helps guide employees and their families through a number of concerns, including chemical dependency. Make an appointment by calling (77)6-3330 or going online.
  • RochRecovery.org is a website for self-help resources for those with family members with addiction.
  • Mayo Clinic’s Nicotine Dependence Center offers support and can help you develop the motivation and skills needed to stop using tobacco.
  • Weight management programs, such as Revive and ThriveBoot Camp, TOOLS, and Wellness Coaching at the Dan Abraham Healthy Living Center can provide the support and guidance for your weight loss journey.



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