An addiction refers to the physical or psychological need to use a substance or partake in a certain activity. Anything that can give us satisfaction has the potential to become an addiction, with addictions usually forming from regular, ongoing behaviour.
Regardless of what an individual is addicted to, there are significant consequences. The health of those facing an addiction is seriously affected, but so is other everyday aspects of life such as money, work and relationships. In order to stop an addiction taking hold of your life it is important to reach out and get professional medical help.
Although a variety of addictions do exist, commonly experienced addictions are to: