Sex, Gambling and Gaming: A Look at Process Addictions and the Pandemic

Among the many perils that have resulted from the COVID-19 is our yearning to find a way to distract ourselves and cope with everything happening “out there” – from the rising number of infections to the political unrest. Not only has the rate of substance use risen exponentially, but other problematic behaviors have become a normal part of our daily lives. We are much less mindful of how much time we’re spending in front of a screen. Social media has become a prominent way we stay connected to others. Online gaming and gambling has increased as social gatherings are deemed unsafe and we’re...Read more trying to combat the boredom. The number of people accessing pornography is at an all-time high.

This webinar will explore how COVID-19 has affected and increased the rate of those who are experiencing process addictions, whether or not they are coinciding with a substance use disorder. We will outline ways to identify process addictions and effective ways to treat those who have been diagnosed with a process addiction. Additionally, we will provide recommended therapies and strategies to combat process addictions. Less...

Learning Objectives

  • Define three process addictions and how they commonly coincide with substance use disorder (SUD).
  • Describe how process addictions have been impacted or increased with the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Identify proven strategies to treat individuals with SUD and co-occurring process addictions.

Tuesday, January 19, 2021

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11:00 AM EST - 12:00 PM EST

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