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What Defines Addiction – Wikipedia defines Addiction as a condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. We rarely think of gambling or shopping as someone having an Addiction, but in reality, there are many, many addictions! Las Vegas has several non-profit groups trying to get the many gambling addicts the help they need. People have lost their homes, cars, everything they own, including families, for gambling Addiction!

If you or someone you love or care about has an Addiction, or you suspect they have one, please call for help now!  It is never too soon to get a treatment facility that can help! There are many excellent treatment programs out there now, and most accommodate your work schedule, home, and family life. There are also outpatient treatment programs that are amazing!

Psychological Changes and Behavioral Changes

Addiction can also be defined as more than just abusive use of a drug or behavior. The definition of Addiction is characterized by psychological changes and changes to actions in daily life, such as:

  • Craving
  • Compulsivity
  • Inability to stop; relapse
  • Fixation on Addiction
  • Loss of control of Addiction
  • Continuing Addiction even with negative consequences
  • Negative or self-serving behavior that is self-harming or harmful to otherssmall boy

The primary difference between substance abuse and Addiction is that substance abuse is a damaging behavior; however, some choice element is still involved. Unlike substance abuse, Addiction is a disease.

The start of Addiction begins when drugs enter your system; they produce an overabundance of dopamine within the brain. The dopamine causes intense feelings of pleasure, many times much more than the healthy natural amounts your mind is used.

Addiction Therapy

Addiction therapy helps a recovering addict identify and move past the physical, emotional, and psychological issues underlying the Addiction. What are the Signs of Teenage Drug Abuse? Some common signs of teen drug abuse include:

  • Bad grades
  • Bloodshot eyes
  • Laughing for no reason
  • Loss of interest in activities
  • Poor hygiene
  • Diminished personal appearance
  • He was avoiding eye contact.
  • Lethargy
  • Drowsiness
  • Constricted Pupils
  • Scars on inner arms or other parts of the body
  • Red or raw nostrils

What do we Know About Addiction?

  • Personality factors. Both impulsivity and sensation-seeking are linked to substance use and gambling disorders.
  • Trauma and abuse
  • Mental health factors

In Summary

hands on drugsSome of the greatest dangers of Addiction don’t involve injury, illness, or homicide, but the death of close personal relationships. Addiction separates the user from their loved ones, and the addict’s relationship with the drug takes over. Don’t let this happen to you or a loved one! Get help now!

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