• The average American woman spends nearly 200 hours each year shopping for clothes, shoes, or similar items. By comparison, she will only spend 95 hours grocery shopping. • Many compulsive shoppers are also compulsive hoarders. The person is unable to part with the items he or she has purchased. Compulsive hoarders tend to collect items like books, magazines, boxes, receipts, and plastic bags. • About 2.2 billion people shopped online in 2021. • In 2022, people spent $5.5 trillion shopping online. • By 2023, the US was expected to have 300 million online shoppers, 91 percent of the population.


Confessions of a Shopaholic is a novel by British author Sophie Kinsella. It was later made into a movie. In the story, Becky Bloomwood lives in a flat in London’s trendiest neighborhood. She has glamorous friends and a closet filled with the latest fashion trends. The only issue is that she cannot afford this lifestyle. Her job doesn’t pay enough. Sophie is getting letters from her bank that her account is overdrawn. She tries to curb her shopping, but she just can’t stop. People need help with compulsive shopping. Research shows that shopping addicts have a hard time stopping through sheer willpower; in fact, 92 percent don’t have success on their own. The underlying problem must be addressed. Shopping is a coping mechanism, so the root cause must be explored.


Detoxing from Shopping

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