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Addictive Agents

Here is a partial list of addictive agents (adapted from "Steps to Serenity") that can be helped by working the 12 steps:

  • Excessive computer gaming
  • Chemical dependencies (Alcohol, drugs, etc.)
  • Work, achievement, success
  • Money addictions (overspending, gambling, hoarding, etc.)
  • Control addictions (personal, sexual, family, business relationships)
  • Food addictions (overeating, anorexia, etc.)
  • Sexual addictions (...)
  • The need to please people
  • Rescuing patterns toward other persons
  • Dependency on toxic (damaging, hurtful, etc.) relationships
  • Hypochondria
  • Excessive exercise
  • Preoccupation with trying to look good on the outside
  • Excessive intellectualizing
  • Religiosity (having a form of religion while denying the power of God)
  • General perfectionism
  • Excessive Cleaning and other obsessive-compulsive symptoms
  • Over organizing
  • Materialism




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