When we talk about addictions, we are often referring to a drug or alcohol addiction. However, addictions can occur in various forms, ultimately manifesting in a range of addictive behaviors. Parallax works with individuals who want to overcome their addiction and get on the road to recovery.
Whether you are dealing with an addiction that can potentially destroy your life or you are in the middle of a crisis, our treatment professionals can meet you where you are and take you where you want to be. Contact Parallax today so you can find out more about your treatment options.

Identifying Addictive Behaviors

woman thinking about addictive behaviorsThe best way to determine your addictive behaviors is to observe your behavioral patterns. When a person has an addiction, they are likely to exhibit behaviors such as:

Unsuccessful Attempts at Quitting

Addicts often recognize their addiction and express the need to quit. However, developing the willpower to quit is difficult. They are likely to relapse if they try to quit on their own without getting professional help.

Reacting to Triggers

For a person who suffers from addiction, a trigger can be anything that causes them to continue their addiction or relapse after recovery or a rehab aftercare program. Triggers are often external factors that cause an internal reaction. For instance, if a person enters a certain environment, they may associate the environment with their addiction. As a result, they may relapse.

Complete Loss of Control

Addiction can often cause a person to lose complete control in almost all areas of their life such as family, finances, career, etc. Eventually, their addiction consumes them and they are at the risk of neglecting their responsibilities or commitments. Slowly, things in their life begin to deteriorate. Sadly, they will continue their addiction regardless of the consequences.

Change in Demeanor

When a person has a long-time addiction, they may become somebody that no one else recognizes. The user may engage in risky behaviors, neglect hygiene, dress differently, or spend time with other drug users. They may stop caring about their health or pick up other bad that are related to addiction.

Continued Addiction with No Pleasure

Someone exhibiting addictive behaviors in Los Angeles, CA may tell you that they no longer enjoy their addiction. However, they have been suffering from addiction for such a long time that they will continue to fuel their addiction. The instinct to continue the addiction becomes something deeper than deriving pleasure from the substance.

Addictions That We Treat

Addictive behaviors are often symptoms of a deeper problem. As such, we can treat virtually any problem at any stage of the addiction. Some of the addictions that we treat include:

  • Tobacco and nicotine
  • Alcohol
  • Sex addiction
  • Illegal and prescription drugs
  • Gambling
  • Internet addictions
  • Food

We also work with individuals and families that are affected by mental disorders that lead to addictions. Disorders may include ADHD, bipolar disorder, PTSD, anxiety, depression, or borderline personality disorder.

Treatment Services for Addiction

Parallax provides treatment services that help you to identify your behaviors and overcome your addiction. Our treatment services include:

If your treatment is court-ordered, we can work closely with your attorney and provide the right level of clinical care that will satisfy your sentence and help you get back on track. Regardless of where you are in your addiction recovery, we can provide a treatment plan to help you reach your goals.

Parallax is Here to Help You with Your Addictive Behaviors

Addictive behaviors can govern your life and cause issues with your family, career, or reputation. Now is the time to get help. To get started with your treatment, call Parallax at 833.978.0546 so you can find out more about your treatment options.