People deal with stress in different ways. Many people cope with stress in unhealthy ways such as overspending, overeating, using alcohol or drugs, or being aggressive. Others may proactively take care of themselves through proper diet and exercise, as well as taking part in healthy relationships and effective communication.
What also should be determined, however, is the extent of spending. A professional assessment would determine whether or not an addiction is present.
Overspending can be highly destructive, not only to your credit but to your relationships, and cause guilt and other emotional hardships.
It's vital to uncover the underlying problem that is contributing to the habit of overspending.
You should also consider professional intervention to accurately assist you in this endeavor.