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Compulsive Disorder in Materialistic Addictions Affect Behavior

A compulsive disorder is displayed in a person who feels compelled to partake in certain actions and can also branch off co-occurring materialistic addictions.  Like an alcohol and/or drug addiction, non-traditional addictions with money, lust, food, and gambling form when chemicals in the brain are released, making the person feel a rush.  This can ignite the compulsive disorder qualities, which ultimately may form a habit. Many people claim their continual use is because they have a void and are trying to fill it.

Compulsive Disorder Present In Money Addiction

Now we all know the word money.  There’s no question about that, but is everybody aware about money addiction and its compulsive disorder qualities?  Money addiction is the obsession of earning, receiving, stealing, and/or spending money.  The infatuation with money and the compulsive disorder that demands the person to continuously spend can occur because of the often misconstrued concept that money constitutes overruling power, social class, opportunity, and the utmost control.  Since we live in a society where money is required for payments of bills that cover our own basic necessities like shelter, food, toiletries, and even luxury items, it is difficult not to spend money regularly.  It becomes an addiction when the person spends the money to avoid feelings of pain, stress, anxiety, and anything else negative that they simply want to block out.  The compulsive disorder is shown through their addiction when they cannot stop no matter what consequences are being suffered as a result of the behavior.  Although a money addiction can happen to anyone regardless if they have a history of addiction in the past, it seems to develop or become more visible throughout the process of recovery from alcohol and/or drug addiction.  With the substances removed, addictive thoughts and behaviors gravitate towards the next viable form to provide release.

Changes In Behavior Due to No Limitations

Like any addiction, character defects, such as denial, can prevent a person from recovering.  Usually the person suffering struggles with low-self esteem even if they may come across as prideful and egotistical. This false pride and ego is actually a self-defense mechanism that enables the person struggling with money addiction to continue acting out without full knowledge of their actions.  The end result is that person never truly finds the happiness that they are searching for and their addiction to money is providing them with the relief they are so desperately seeking. There is hope however, but it is up to the person to decided whether or not they are willing to put forth the action required to recover. The disease of addiction can manifest itself into many shapes and forms, including the compulsive disorder of money. The first step towards recovery is acceptance.

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