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Addiction

Addiction is defined as an overwhelming need for something or to perform some activity. Changes in brain and body chemistry cloud our judgement for reason and create a dependency link between us and the item or activity to which we become addicted.

It is thought that the vast majority of us suffer from some form of addiction now, or that we have been addicted to something at some point in the past. On the face of it most addictions are quite mild - an addiction to watching TV for instance is not considered overtly dangerous. There are of course other addictions though that have the potential to be dangerous or even life-threatening such as drug addiction, alcohol addiction and addictions that promote anti-social behaviour.

Overcoming an addiction requires strength of mind and character. There are many solutions available to help kick the habit, from rehabilitation clinics to self-help books and audio tapes. Regardless of the solutions available though, all professionals in the field of addiction treatment agree that the first step is to accept that you have a problem and accept that you have a choice over your addictive behaviour for which you can take responsibility.

For more information on addiction please review the resources on our site.

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