Do you struggle with an addiction?
Most of the time when we think about addiction, we think of addictions to hard drugs. But there are many "drugs" with addictive properties that are also legal.
But addiction can also be a behavior. The most common behavioral addictions include:
Most addictions have a serious impact on finances. In fact, financial problems are even cited as a possible symptom of addiction for substance dependence and compulsive gambling in the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual (DSM-IV) used to diagnose mental health problems.
So how do we manage our money when we're recovering from an addiction or helping someone else?