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Is Process Addiction More Addictive Than Substance Abuse?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: February 3, 2023Updated: January 24, 2023Teen process addictions can be tough to break free from, leaving many to wonder whether they are more addictive than substance use disorders. If your teenage boy is struggling with a process addiction, call Foothills at Red…

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Is Playing Video Games a Form of Addiction?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 26, 2023Updated: December 21, 2022In today’s world, video games are everywhere. They’re on computers, gaming consoles, cell phones, and across the internet. In fact, the video game industry today is larger than the movie and music industries combined. These games can…

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When Should I Seek Social Media Addiction Treatment for My Teenage Son?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 19, 2023Updated: December 21, 2022It is common to see teenagers glued to their phones. How can a parent recognize when a teen’s social media use has become problematic? Social media use can turn into an addiction, and knowing the signs can…

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How Do You Stop a Process Addiction?

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 10, 2023Updated: December 21, 2022Process addictions share some similarities with substance use disorders and can often be treated with similar methods. Though teen process addiction doesn’t involve the use of toxic, harmful chemicals, it can still end with debilitating mental health…

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5 Ways To Quit Gaming Addiction

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 4, 2023Updated: January 24, 2023Gaming addiction is real, and many teens struggle to limit the amount of time playing video games. In some cases, gaming becomes the focus of a person’s life, negatively affecting their physical and mental health as well…

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Examples of Process Addictions

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: January 2, 2023Updated: January 24, 2023When people think of addiction, they often think of substance abuse. However, there is another type of addiction that many teens today are battling: process addiction. Process addictions are compulsions to engage in activities or behaviors despite…

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How Apps Drive Addiction to Smartphones in Teens

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 26, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Teenagers rely heavily on smartphones to stay informed about the world and keep in touch with their friends. It has become increasingly common for teenagers to develop process addictions to smartphones, social media, and video games. A…

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The Link Between Social Media and Low Self-Esteem

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 23, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Almost every teen enjoys connecting with peers online, but parents may worry about how social media affects self-esteem. Social media and self-esteem can have a positive or negative relationship, depending on how it’s used and the teen’s…

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Why Teens Find Social Media so Addictive

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: September 19, 2022Updated: August 29, 2022Social media addiction is a new phenomenon, and it’s common for parents not to know much about it. If it seems like your teen is addicted to their phone or their social media use is negatively impacting…

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Why Addiction to Smartphone Could be a Bad Thing

Added ByFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryFoothills at Red Oak RecoveryMeet The Editorial TeamPublished: August 8, 2022Updated: August 5, 2022The era of rampant smartphone use has ushered in a new wave of addictive behaviors. Nearly everyone has a smartphone, and most people understand the compulsion to constantly check their messages, scroll on social media, or find…