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Intensive Counseling For Positive Change

Astoria, New York - USA (Queens County)

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Positive change is needed in all areas of addiction; however, sometimes the tendency is to place more emphasis on alcohol or drug addiction. Other areas of addiction exist; these can include gambling addiction, eating addiction, and even addiction to the Internet or technological addiction. These types of addictions are sometimes referred to as "lifestyle addictions". Again, any addiction may require intensive counseling for positive change in Astoria, New York.

Upon looking at the different lifestyle addictions listed (these are by no means all of them, but just a few examples) one may be able to understand how a gambling addiction can occur. However, it may be hard to consider how someone can suffer from an eating addiction - after all, isn't eating necessary for living? And, how can something that would be considered inanimate, which the Internet and technology is, cause an addiction?

An eating addiction can occur when eating replaces other ways of deriving pleasure or satisfaction, or coping with stressful situations. It's easier to sit and literally eat oneself into a stupor rather than face a problem.

This is where Astoria, NY, intensive counseling for positive change facilities can help. The staff members can help those with eating addictions to learn how to change their behavior patterns so that positive change can occur.

Internet and technology addiction can manifest itself in a number of ways. For example, a person may become addicted to her social network site, and feel that she must be constantly checking it for updates. When she doesn't, she feels the same anxiety that someone suffering from a drug or alcohol addiction may feel when they have been deprived of their substance of choice.

Finding intensive counseling for positive change in Astoria, NY can be done by calling (718) 717-8326. Staff members who are trained in the different types of addiction can help you find one near you.

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