Point Of Change Counselling
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Addiction is such a confronting word – and certainly not one we want attached to us. It may conjure up pictures of someone lying in the gutter or slumped behind a dumpster: as I said, ugly. But there is another addiction which has crept into society and is present in almost every home – electronic addiction.
You may think that claim is ridiculous; after all our modern world demands that we stay in touch and remain connected to the global family via our phones, computers, and tablets. Technology has certainly made it easier to do this, but when does helpful use cross the line into addiction? The warning signs begin when an activity which is pleasurable initially, continues to the point where it is compulsive or obsessive, and interferes with ordinary concerns and functions, such as work/school, relationships and health.
Stop and ask yourself a few questions.
You may be feeling a little uncomfortable by now, so let’s look at some of the broader symptoms which may indicate a problem.
So if you recognise yourself or someone you know in these symptoms, it may be time to seek professional counselling support. There are things you can do to overcome addictive patterns, so contact Alli at Point Of Change Counselling to make an appointment to discuss your options.