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"I want this. I must have this." Before long, a shopaholic is surrounded by purchases they never needed. In this episode, experts discuss the addictive behavior of shopaholics and their need to get more. Guest Expert: Dr. Calvin Thomsen
"I want this" or "I must have this." Before long, a shopaholic is surrounded by purchases they never really needed. Clothing with sales tags still attached are tucked away in a closet. Items pile up in plain sight because there's no other place to put them. In this episode of Unhooked, experts discuss the addictive behavior of shopaholics and their need to get more, even when they have enough. In her own words, Tammy explains the adrenaline rush she feels when she's shopping and how she's learning to overcome the desire. Guest Expert: Dr. Calvin Thomsen
Gambling provides high stakes for winning but the stakes for addiction are even greater. In this episode, the euphoric high of winning is discussed, along with the effect losing has on one’s financial, emotional and physical health.
Addictions do not just affect one person. These unhealthy behaviors often become a tangled web of emotions and situations. Family members and friends are affected and the role they play could determine the addict's success in recovery.
In a society where a "Super Size Me' mentality are often the norm, there's a thin line between eating just enough and too much. Eating may not be about staying healthy but finding comfort. Guest Experts: Laurelle Warner & Barbara Dickinson
Working long hours can bring professional promotion and desired recognition from others. Yet these extra minutes can into an inability to let go of the office. It's a subtle addiction that suffocates the balance between work, home and God.