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What is an Addiction?

A simple description of an addiction is – something we cannot give up – although we might want to, and sometimes we might not even be aware that we are addicted to something in the first place, sometimes we need to be told. Of course there is much more to addictions than this and we can become addicted to almost anything. 

Addictions come in many shapes and forms and include alcohol, drug andsubstance misuse, gambling, to chocolate, sugar and carbohydrates, shopping, compulsive spending, FaceBook internet, television, video and computer gaming, sex, pornography, self-harm, exercise, work and religion (and more). 

Alcohol, substances & drugs – legal and illegal

Common substances, foods and drugs which are addictive to varying degrees include heroin, methadone, crack cocaine, cocaine, pcp or phencyclidene, speed or amphetamines, ketamine, ecstasy and MDMA, acid and LSD, cannabis and marijuana, inhalants and solvents, sugar, caffeine and steroids.

Substance misuse can involve the taking of a combination of legal and/orillegal drugs and prescribed medication. This can include alcohol with or without other substances. With any substance misuse there will be a physical and/or psychological dependency.

Physical dependency of a substance is defined by the appearance of withdrawal symptoms when the substance is suddenly taken away or stopped. Some examples of such substances are alcohol, opiates, benzodiazepines, barbiturates and nicotine.

Psychological dependency is a dependency of the mind and when the substance is withdrawn this often leads to withdrawal symptoms such as depression,anxiety, irritability, insomnia, headaches, nausea as well as the cravings for the substance (and many, many more).

For a list of addictions – Addictions listTop 10 addictions list and list

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Reason Why drunk people take risks – Dr Mercola

For further reading on the Medical News today website please click HERE and/or read below

Addiction vs. misuse

Drug addiction and drug misuse are different.

MisuseTrusted Source refers to the misuse of a substance at high doses or in inappropriate situations that could lead to health and social problems.

However, not everybody who misuses a substance has addiction. AddictionTrusted Source is “fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.”

For example, a person who drinks alcohol heavily on a night out may experience both the euphoric and harmful effects of the substance.

However, this does not qualify as addiction until the person experiences “chronic, relapsing disorder characterized by compulsive drug seeking, continued use despite harmful consequence, and long-lasting changes in the brain.”

There is substance addiction and non-substance addiction. Some examples of non-substance addiction include:





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Someone with addiction will continue to misuse the substance or activity in spite of the harmful effects it has.


The primary indications of addiction are:

declining grades or difficulty at school

poor performance at work

relationship difficulties, which often involve lashing out at people who identify the addiction

an inability to stop using a substance even though it may be causing health problems or personal problems, such as issues with employment or relationships

a noticeable lack of energy in daily activities

profound changes in appearance, including weight loss and a noticeable abandonment of hygiene

appearing defensive when asked about substance use