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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 and substance 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/or illegal 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Psychological dependency is a dependency of the mind and when the substance is withdrawn this often leads to withdrawal symptoms such as depression,anxiety, irritability, insomnia, headaches, nausea as well as the cravings for the substance (and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 list, Top 10 addictions list and list

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Reason Why drunk people take risks – Dr Mercola – click here

To read more from Healthline on addictions please click HERE and/or read some more below

What’s the definition of addiction?

An addiction is a chronic dysfunction of the brain system that involves reward, motivation, and memory. It’s about the way your body craves a substance or behavior, especially if it causes a compulsive or obsessive pursuit of “reward” and lack of concern over consequences.

Someone experiencing an addiction will:

  • be unable stay away from the substance or stop the addictive behavior
  • display a lack of self-control
  • have an increased desire for the substance or behavior
  • dismiss how their behavior may be causing problems
  • lack an emotional response

Over time, addictions can seriously interfere with your daily life. People experiencing addiction are also prone to cycles of relapse and remission. This means they may cycle between intense and mild use. Despite these cycles, addictions will typically worsen over time. They can lead to permanent health complications and serious consequences like bankruptcy.

What are the types?

According to U.K. charity Action on Addiction, 1 in 3 people in the world have an addiction of some kind. Addiction can come in the form of any substance or behavior.

The most well-known and serious addiction is to drugs and alcohol. Nearly 1 in 10 Americans have an addiction to both. Of the people with a drug addiction, more than two-thirds also abuse alcohol.

The most common drug addictions are:

nicotine, found in tobacco

THC, found in marijuana

opioid (narcotics), or pain relievers


Substances or behaviors that can trigger addiction

In 2014,, a website devoted to helping those with addiction, listed the top 10 types of addictions. Besides nicotine, drugs, and alcohol, other common addictions include:

coffee or caffeine


anger, as a coping strategy





Technology, sex, and work addictions are not recognized as addictions by the American Psychiatric Association in their most recent edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders.