Different Forms of Addiction

Substance Addiction: Substance addiction, also known as substance use disorder, is a chronic, relapsing condition characterized by the compulsive use of drugs or alcohol despite adverse consequences. It is considered a brain disorder because it involves changes in the brain's structure and function, particularly in areas related to decision-making, impulse control, and pleasure.

Behavioral Addiction: Behavioral addiction, also known as process addiction, refers to a compulsive pattern of behavior that a person cannot control despite the negative consequences it may cause. Unlike substance addiction, which involves the use of drugs or alcohol, behavioral addiction centers around specific behaviors or activities. These behaviors can activate the brain's reward system, leading to a cycle of craving, reinforcement, and continued engagement despite adverse effects on a person's life.

Psychological Addiction: Psychological addiction, also known as psychological dependence, refers to a condition in which a person feels a compulsive need to engage in a specific behavior or use a substance due to the perceived psychological benefits, rather than a physical need. Unlike physical dependence, which involves the body's adaptation to a drug or substance, psychological addiction is driven by the brain's reward system and the emotional and mental reinforcement that a behavior or substance provides.

  • Alcohol & Drug Addiction
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  • Food Addiction
  • Work Addiction
  • Exercise Addiction
  • Social Media Addiction

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