Wi-Fi: More Addictive than Sex, Chocolate, or Alcohol?
Addiction has been known to ruin lives, relationships and bank accounts. Some people assume that addiction must be tied to a substance or alcohol, but it’s actually rooted much deeper than that, straight into your brain.
In a study that involved over 1,500 professionals throughout the United States and Europe, research found that 40.2% considered Wi-Fi their first priority for luxury or necessity, followed by sex, at 36.6% and alcohol at 14.3%. At first, the study has a humorous notion to it, that technology is beginning to sink deeper into our lives. At second glance, it causes some to worry.
With increased screen time being linked to depression and anxiety, this addiction needs to be taken seriously. Most people with addiction issues have coexisting conditions, like bipolar, anxiety, depression, ADD, etc. The chances of relapsing or developing a secondary addiction are much higher with underlying brain dysfunction. Addiction is best, and most successfully treated when simultaneously treating the coexisting conditions. With more than 23 million Americans facing addiction issues, it’s more important than ever to accept that addiction is a brain disease, not a personal weakness.
Brain dysfunction is the number-one reason why people stay enthralled by the chains of addiction, and why relapse is so prominent. With six different types of addiction-prone brain patterns, it’s important to get personalized treatment. Most forms of addiction treatment are generalized, and do not address the way your brain, specifically, works. When your brain dysfunction gets addressed, you get closer to true recovery.
At the Amen Clinics, we can help you and your loved ones overcome the stigma and suffering associated with ADD/ADHD, anxiety, depression, brain injury, weight loss, addictions, memory issues, brain fog, and other emotional and cognitive issues. If you are ready to regain control over your life or help a loved one do the same, give us a call at 888-288-9834 or click here to schedule a visit.