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Caretaking

Obsession: Addressing the next incident Compulsion: Avoiding, fixing, and easing pain When you think about caretaking, what comes to mind? Many people associate caretaking with helping those who are old or sick, like adult offspring assisting a parent. In this…

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Perfection

Obsession: Your image, how you look. Compulsion: Performing every task perfectly, being the best at whatever you do. Perfection addiction is usually accompanied by other addictions. Chances are they’re also a relationship addict, caretaker or people pleaser, as well. The…

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Love / Romance / Relationships

Obsession: Being involved with someone, feeling important and special. Compulsion: The next romantic outing, affair, etc. Maui Recovery has seen many clients who are dealing with relationship issues. Negative experiences from our past can deeply affect how someone handles the…

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Sex

Obsession: Intercourse, pornography. Compulsion: Participating in sexual activities, watching pornography. If you’re too shy to talk about it, you’re not alone. It’s hard enough to admit an addiction in your head – forget saying it out loud! But you don’t…

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Food Issues

Overeating Obsession: Grabbing the next meal. Compulsion: Tasting something delicious. Bulimia/Anorexia Obsession: Outward appearance. Compulsion: Purging or avoiding the next meal. While Maui Recovery is unable to treat a person currently engaged in an eating disorder, (avoiding foods or purging),…

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People Pleasing

Obsession: How do people feel about you? What do they think? Compulsion: Doing what it takes to make others happy. If you’re fine, I’m fine. At Maui Recovery, we frequently have clients that identify themselves as people pleasers. People pleasers…

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Approval Seeking

Obsession: Doing something to receive praise or validation Compulsion: I’m doing this so you will like me. If you think I’m good, I’m good Approval seekers go out of their way to get other people to like them. It’s not…

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Misery / Martyrdom

Obsession: The injustices and the suffering in their lives Compulsion: Complaining about various burdens "Some people are only happy when they’re unhappy." Have you ever heard this saying before? Maybe you have come across someone claiming they’re hooked on complaining.…

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Shopping / Spending

Obsession: "I deserve this" Compulsion: Buying and/or searching for the next deal Shopping addiction comes in many forms. The average person may say they look at a day of spending as a release from the stresses of life, like enjoying a…

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Gambling

Obsession: Winning the next game Compulsion: Playing Gambling can happen anywhere, from race tracks to casinos, family room poker games to online slot machines. With so many options available, compulsive gamblers are never far away from temptation. It’s a very…

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