What an addiction is?

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It is possible that you have already faced this term. Today we will focus on the question: What an addiction is?

In short, addiction is the fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance or activity.

Addiction doesn’t happen overnight. It is clearly a process. A person increasingly reaches for a stimulant that provides temporary pleasure, and then the use of a particular drug, becomes a necessity. Often, despite the desire, the addict is unable to stop using a particular bad habits on his own. Furthermore addiction is a treatable, chronic medical disease.

There are many factors that contribute to drug and alcohol wrong habits such as:

  • genetic influences
  • environmental influences
  • socioeconomic status
  • preexisting mental health conditions

There are two categories for the different types of addiction such as: substance and behavioral.

Kinds of substance addictions:

  • Alcohol
  • Prescription drug
  • Drug
  • Heroin
  • Opioid

In fact substance addictions are the most commonly referenced forms of addiction. These substances can wreak devastation on a person’s mental and physical health. If someone is suffering from a substance use disorder, it is important that they seek treatment as soon as possible.

Kinds of behavioral addictions:

  • Eating disorders
  • Gambling
  • Video games
  • Porn
  • Sex
  • Social media

In a behavioral addiction you physically do something that leads to a possible chemical release within your brain. Moreover behavioral addictions often have a very simple origin. It do not start as an habit but can spiral out of control. It don’t necessarily have the same effect on the person’s physical health, they can certainly impact other areas of life.

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