Can Work Really Be An Addiction? The answer is Yes! Work addiction is best recognized when an individual is unable to set healthy boundaries around their job schedules and obligations.
Work addicts use their work as the primary source of satisfaction. The choice in making work as the primary source of fulfillment and satisfaction not only affects the work addict, but family, friends, and co-workers suffer as well.
Work Addiction Effects
Work addicts are compulsively driven to perform and are unable to relax, rest, take a break, or feel a sense of true accomplishment.
Their behaviors are self-driven and often based on a flawed sense of self. Work addicts have unexamined self-perceptions stemming from underlying unresolved emotional problems. Work addicts generally have an exaggerated sense of importance and rely on accomplishments as a means to avoid their negative emotions.
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NorthPoint’s work addiction program is a specialized treatment approach based on the most current information compiled by leaders in the fields of work addiction. We look underneath the symptoms of work addiction and treat the real core issues of self-esteem, moderation, reality, dependence and boundaries.
Recovery is experienced in a safe, confidential and healing environment for work addiction treatment. A Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist* (CMAT) will help each client look at the core issues that caused the addiction to heal the underlying cause of the addiction.
*A Certified Multiple Addiction Therapist (CMAT) and/or a therapist who may be in the certification process.