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          Too Much of a Good Thing?

          July 16, 2009

          Classic Dr. Phil

          Do you know people who use work, food, shopping, money to the extreme? When does it become too much? Our guests are self-proclaimed work-, shop- and food-aholics. They say their incredibly strong need for these things feels almost like an addiction.


          Today, our guests have written in using the word addictions. Often people use the term addiction when they feel they just can’t live without something like a food, their money, or their coffee. But, an addiction is actually when you are physically dependent on a substance. What our guests are actually experiencing are impulsive disorders, and the term addictions today is more of their feeling about their need, as it has become psychologically addicting to work, eat, or spend money.


          Dr. Phil helps shop-, food-, and work-aholics gain control.






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