When 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: