Addiction is a physical or psychological need to do, take or use something, to the point where it could be harmful to you. Additionally, it is a compulsion to use a substance or to continue with certain behaviours to make you feel good, or to avoid bad feelings.
Addiction is most commonly associated with gambling, drugs, both illicit and prescription, alcohol and nicotine. However, there are many other things it can be related to as well.
The strain of managing an addiction can seriously damage a person’s work performance and relationships. In the case of substance abuse (for example, drugs and alcohol), this abuse can have serious psychological and physical effects.
- Substance Dependance – unable to control your use of a specific substance
- Emotional instability, anxiety and depression in absence of or in response to addiction behaviours
- Social and Recreational Sacrifices
- Use the specific behaviour or substance to deal with problems
- Denial of having a problem
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