Types of Addictive Behaviours

Understanding Behavioural and Process Addictions

In a world increasingly dominated by instant gratification and digital connections, behavioural and process addictions have become more prevalent. These addictions, unlike drug addiction or alcohol addiction, involve compulsive engagement in non-substance-related activities that can disrupt daily life. Typically, people who find themselves struggling with behavioural addictions are those seeking escape, thrill, or coping mechanisms for underlying issues.

Failing to address these addictions early on can lead to significant repercussions. Behavioural addictions can lead to deteriorating mental health, strained relationships, financial troubles, and a profound impact on one’s overall quality of life. Commonly, someone dealing with these issues may not recognise their behaviours as problematic until these consequences arise. However,  it’s important to understand that these addictions are just as serious as substance abuse and require professional treatment.

At Smarmore Castle, we’re committed to providing targeted, empathetic care to help navigate the challenges they present.

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Non-Substance Related Types of Behavioural Addictions

Our goal is to help you overcome addiction and regain control of your life.

Gambling Addiction

Compulsive gambling can have devastating financial and emotional consequences. Our programme addresses the underlying issues and equips individuals with strategies to resist the urge to gamble.

Cryptocurrency & Trading Addiction

With the rise of digital currencies and online trading platforms, addiction in this area is increasingly common. We help clients understand and manage the compulsive behaviours associated with trading.


Video game addiction can lead to social isolation, mental health issues, and neglect of personal responsibilities. Our treatments focus on balancing life activities and addressing the root causes of gaming addiction.

Sex & Porn Addiction

These addictions can severely impact personal relationships and self-esteem. We offer confidential treatment focusing on healthy sexuality and relationship dynamics.

Internet & Social Media

Excessive use of the Internet and social media can lead to anxiety, depression, and social withdrawal. Our programme helps in developing healthier digital habits.


An often-overlooked addiction, workaholism can lead to burnout and relationship issues. We provide strategies for work-life balance and stress management.

Each addiction is unique, and so is our approach to treating them. At Smarmore Castle, we are dedicated to helping you find the path to a balanced and fulfilling life, free from the grip of behavioural and process addictions.

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