Families and friends face extraordinary challenges helping a loved one enter and remain in mental health treatment. They also will face a bewildering mental health system and terribly uneven quality of care. They need information, support and coaching.
Indeed, you can get addicted to such "soft habits" as video games, texting, television, Facebook, sugar, exercise, shopping, sex or pornography. Often, the substance or activity is used to regulate moods and emotional states that would otherwise feel intolerable.
I show how you can also get hooked on such "soft" habits as Facebook, over-exercising, drinking too much Diet Soda or eating too much ice cream. Regardless of what kind of habit you want to break, here are ways I recommend to begin the process.