As a welcome to our new website, and place for any information you could be looking for at The Control Center, we want to introduce you to the different types of addiction you or a loved one may be facing.
The Control Center is an integrated outpatient treatment center for behavioral or lifestyle addictions and chemical dependency. By providing the best of medical management, specialty psychotherapy, mental health treatment, relationship therapy, spiritual therapy, nutritional therapy, and psychological testing, we offer a comprehensive protocol for improving self control and managing impulses.
1. Do you have an addictive personality?
Addicted to pills, alcohol, porn, a boyfriend/girlfriend, drugs, sex, gambling, shopping, the internet, food? Our technology has allowed us to become an all access culture causing some people to develop lifestyle addictions.
Reports show that there are several significant personality factors that can contribute to addiction including:
- Impulsive behavior, difficulty in delaying gratification, and a disposition toward sensation seeking.
- A high value on nonconformity combined with a weak commitment to overall goals.
- A sense of social alienation and isolation.
- A sense of heightened stress. This may help explain why adolescence and other stressful transition periods are often associated with the most severe drug and alcohol problems.
2. Are your behaviors, alcohol, or drug use getting out of control?
More and more people are “acting out” in self-destructive ways or medicating themselves with pills to deal with stress, anger, obsessions, impulses, or feeling out of control.
3. Do you have difficulties with dating and relationships?
Many people have a hard time connecting with others because they are stuck in the same bad habits, patterns, and defenses. In order to be more effective in relationships, we have to understand ourselves – our brains, our habits, our defenses, why we pick certain people, and why we do what we do. Addictive individuals feel highly insecure when it comes to relationships. They may often find it difficult to make commitments in relationships or trust their beloved because of the difficulty they find in achieving long-term goals.