Shopping Addiction Rehab

We Offer Shopping Addiction Treament

Do you hide credit card bills, shopping bags or receipts? Do you shop to assuage your guilt about a previous spree, or to feel better about life? Are you overwhelmed by debt and financial problems but still unable to curb unnecessary spending? Is your shopping habit putting your relationships under strain? If you answered yes to any or all of these questions, you may be a shopaholic. Our holistic support-intensive rehabilitation will help you reset your brain and regain control.

What is shopping addiction?

Shopping addiction is a type of process addiction that refers to the compulsive and problematic purchase of items, even when the shopper cannot afford them. Shopping addicts may feel a sense of euphoria or elation when shopping, and they may continue to shop even when it causes financial problems.

Shopping addiction is often considered a form of substance abuse, as the shopper may use spending as a way to cope with difficult emotions or life problems. Shopping addiction is also sometimes referred to as oniomania, compulsive buying disorder, or compulsive spending disorder.

What Causes a Shopping Addiction?

There are many different factors that can contribute to the development of a shopping addiction. For some people, shopping addiction may be rooted in low self-esteem or feelings of inadequacy. Others may shop too much as a way to deal with depression, stress, anxiety, or other hard feelings.

Some people may also be genetically predisposed to developing a shopping addiction. Studies have shown that compulsive spending disorder runs in families and that certain genes may be linked to the development of this disorder.

Shopping addiction may also be triggered by certain life events or situations. For example, a major life transition like retirement, divorce, or becoming a parent can be stressful and may lead someone to seek out shopping as a way to cope.

How is Shopping Addiction Treated?

If you think you may be struggling with a shopping addiction, there are a number of different treatment options available. Some people may benefit from joining a self-help or support groups. Others may find individual therapy to be helpful.

Cognitive-behavioural therapy (CBT) is a type of therapy that has been shown to be particularly effective in treating compulsive spending disorders. CBT can help people identify and change problematic thought and behaviour patterns that contribute to their addiction.

In some cases, medication may also be prescribed to treat underlying mental health conditions like depression or anxiety. This can help make other forms of treatment, like CBT, more effective.

If you are struggling with a shopping addiction contact Freeman House Recovery. Our holistic rehabilitation will help you reset your brain and regain control.