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You keep telling yourself that you can stop whenever you want to right? Well, it may not be as easy as you think. There are addictions out there where people don’t believe they are addicted and that just makes it harder to break the addiction.  Here are a few things that you may want to watch out for:

Shopping

We’ve all bought something we don’t really need. If that continues to happen, what you’re really looking for might be some dopamine, the feel-good-chemical for your brain. It could also mean you have impulse-control problems or anxiety issues. If you are hitting the stores a little too often — or the click “purchase” online a little too much, it can cause financial, legal, and social problems.

Plastic Surgery

Some people can’t get enough nips and tucks. That’s because many of them have “body dysmorphic disorder” and are obsessed with defects only they can see. This problem is caused by some of the same brain chemicals that play a role in addiction.

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Exercise

A good workout can help you get over addictions, just as long as you don’t become hooked on the activity itself. Exercise helps your brain learn, which can speed recovery. But are you chasing that perfect body or…

5 Everyday Things You Could Be Addicted To was originally published on BlackDoctor.org

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