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Process Addiction Treatment Program

Board-Certified Christian Mental Health Treatment

Honey Lake Clinic has the right people to help you start your journey to wholeness. We’re ready to help. 

Process addictions, also knownTherapist talks notes while talking to patient in process addiction treatment as behavioral addictions, involve compulsive behaviors that provide temporary relief or pleasure. Gambling, shopping, sex, and food are among the most common process addictions, and like substance abuse, they can negatively impact a person’s life and relationships. While there are many similarities between process and substance addictions, process addiction treatment requires a unique approach that addresses the underlying psychological factors driving the behavior. 

At Honey Lake Clinic, our process addiction treatment program is designed to help patients identify and address the root causes of their addictive behaviors and develop healthier coping mechanisms. Our faith-based approach allows us to help patients address all areas of their lives affected by addiction: body, mind, and spirit. 

If you’re ready to break free from process addiction, call 888.428.0562 to discover how our addiction treatment programs for adults can help you find lasting recovery. 

Understanding Process Addiction 

Process addictions are often misunderstood and downplayed because they don’t involve substance use. However, like substance addiction, process addiction can be just as debilitating and difficult to overcome.  

Process addictions often begin as a way to cope with underlying emotional issues, such as trauma, stress, or low self-esteem. Activities that produce a rush of dopamine, the “feel-good” chemical in the brain, can provide temporary relief from these negative feelings. For example, someone struggling with anxiety may turn to shopping as a way to distract themselves and feel better temporarily. The feelings of relief and pleasure create a pathway in the brain that connects shopping with relief. The person might shop to the point of financial hardship or even bankruptcy, but they can’t stop because their brain has been wired to seek that temporary relief. 

Other common process addictions include: 

  • Gambling addiction – The rush of winning can be highly addictive, and gambling addiction can lead to severe financial problems and strained relationships. 
  • Sex addiction – Compulsive sexual behaviors, such as pornography use, extramarital affairs, or risky sexual behaviors, can have a devastating impact on a person’s relationships and self-esteem. 
  • Food addiction – Binging and purging or overeating can lead to serious health consequences and emotional distress. 

The internet, social media, and video games have also been recognized as potential sources of process addiction in recent years.  

Our Process Addiction Treatment Program 

At Honey Lake Clinic, we understand that process addictions require a different approach from substance addiction treatment. Our program addresses the root causes of addictive behaviors and equips patients with healthy coping skills to manage triggers and cravings. Treatment may include:  

  • Individual therapy – Shame can accompany process addictions, and our therapists provide a safe and judgment-free space for patients to explore their behaviors and emotions. 
  • Group therapy – Connecting with others in similar situations can be incredibly healing. Our group sessions allow patients to receive support, learn from each other, and build healthy relationships. 
  • Pastoral counseling – We believe that spiritual guidance is an essential component of the recovery journey. Our pastoral counselors provide faith-based counseling and support for individuals struggling with process addictions. 
  • Recreational therapy – Engaging in recreational activities can help patients explore their emotions, build self-esteem, and find joy in healthy hobbies. 
  • Nutritional counseling – We believe that taking care of the body is a key part of addiction recovery. Our team helps patients develop healthier eating habits and establish a positive relationship with food. 

Our lakeside resort provides a serene setting where you can retreat from the stresses of daily life and focus on your recovery. We’re ready to help you reclaim your story, start healing, and find lasting freedom from process addiction.  

Reach Out to Honey Lake Clinic Today 

Ready to start your journey to freedom from process addiction? Discover the Honey Lake Clinic difference by contacting our admissions team at 888.428.0562 or filling out our online form. We’re available 24/7 to answer your questions and help you take the first step toward healing.