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Holidays are dangerous time for those with shopping addiction

NATIONAL -- The holiday season is around the corner and, for many, it's time to get started on gift shopping.
NATIONAL -- The holiday season is around the corner and, for many, it's time to get started on gift shopping. For thousands however, it can be dangerous.

Shopping addiction is a growing problem in the U.S. It's why Ron Faber, a specialist in shopping addiction treatment, teamed up with a therapist and created programs for people facing the addition.

He says it now affects 5% of the public. People with the addiction should bring a friend along while shopping. Faber says it's a good distraction.
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