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Process Addictions

Process Addictions refer to activities or processes such as gambling, eating, tanning, video/gaming, spending, sex, Internet surfing and work.

Eating Disorder HOPE

A comprehensive breakdown of the differences between a binge eating disorder and what is known as a food addiction today.


Food Addicts Anonymous 

Food Addicts Anonymous is an organization that believes that Food Addiction is a biochemical disorder that occurs at a cellular level and therefore cannot be cured by willpower or by therapy alone. We feel that food addiction is not a moral or character issue. This Twelve Step program believes that food addiction can be managed by abstaining from (eliminating) addictive foods, following a program of sound nutrition (a food plan), and working the Twelve Steps of the program. After we have gone through a process of withdrawal from addictive foods many of us have experienced miraculous life-style changes.


HelpGuide helps you help yourself. This link breaks down the demographics that are often impacted by gambling addictions and warning signs for this process addiction. Also included are resources should you or or a loved one be impacted by a gambling addiction.

The Mayo Clinic

The Mayo Clinic goes through the warning signs of a gambling addiction, the symptoms, additional risk factors such as mental health concerns, considerations for prevention and recommendations for evidenced-based available treatments.

National Council on Problem Gambling

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The Mission of the National Council on Problem Gambling is to increase public awareness of pathological gambling, ensure the widespread availability of treatment for problem gamblers and their families, and to encourage research and programs for prevention and education.

Overeaters Anonymous 

From the OA Preamble: Overeaters Anonymous is a Fellowship of individuals who, through shared experience, strength, and hope, are recovering from compulsive overeating. OA welcomes everyone who wants to stop eating compulsively. There are no dues or fees for members; OA is a self- supporting through OA’s own contributions, neither soliciting nor accepting outside donations. OA is not affiliated with any public or private organization, political movement, ideology, or religious doctrine; OA takes no position on outside issues. OA’s primary purpose is to abstain from compulsive eating and compulsive food behaviors and to carry the message of recovery through the Twelve Steps of OA to those who still suffer.

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous

Sex and Love Addicts Anonymous, or S.L.A.A., is a program for anyone who suffers from an addictive compulsion to engage in or avoid sex, love, or emotional attachment.  S.L.A.A. uses the Twelve Steps and Twelve Traditions adapted from Alcoholics Anonymous to recover from these compulsions.

SMART Recovery Gambling Addiction

SMART Recovery’s 4-Point Program® helps people recover from all types of addictive behaviors, including: alcoholism, drug abuse, substance abuse, drug addiction, alcohol abuse, gambling addiction, cocaine addiction, and addiction to other substances and activities. Gambling addiction (compulsive gambling and pathological gambling) is a growing problem in the United States. Casinos, lotteries, and the availability of bookies are easier, faster, and more widespread. Internet gambling impact reaches far and wide.