Workaholism

Some people use work much like others use drugs, alcohol or food: as a way to avoid dealing with painful realities in their life. Working brings rewards in the form of financial gain, recognition and affirmation that can become addictive to people who know no other way to have deep needs met. Workaholism can be very hard on families and loved ones. Ultimately, it is not healthy for the workaholic either.


Understanding workaholism

Workaholism, like any addiction, is difficult to admit – especially since working is a good thing. We gain considerable...

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