Addictions are extremely common and often result due to ongoing stress, a significant loss, trauma, and/or underlying mental health issues.

Types of addictions

Addictions can include:

  • Substance use (alcohol & illicit drugs)
  • Gambling
  • Internet
  • Gaming
  • Steroid use
  • Pornography
  • Smoking
  • Food
  • Work
  • Social media
  • Shopping

These behaviors have the ability to provide a short-term stress release, an escape, or even something to look forward to aside from 'the daily grind'.

Impact of addictions

All of these behaviors have the potential to impact much more than our physical and mental health. They can isolate us from loved ones, affect our relationships, financial situations, careers, education, and often progressively make our mental health worse.

Get help

If you think you may have an addiction or are worried about someone who does, we encourage you to contact us. Our team at Blokes Psychology is experienced in treating various addictions and is ready to provide the support and assistance you need.