Addiction Issues

What type if addictions are there and what is an addiction?

Addiction: are  maladaptive cognitions and behaviours that manifest themselves through different ways and cause dysfunction to the person in their daily lives. 

  • Love: “an unstable state of being, marked by a compulsion to deny all that you are or have been in favor of some new and ecstatic experience” (Peele, 1988)
  • Drug: a chronic and very often relapsing brain that causes a person to use drugs like opiates, stimulants, depressants, hallucinogens, inhalants, and cannabis.
  • Video Games: compulsive and obsessive use of video and computer games.
  • Alcohol: misuse and over consumption of alcohol.
  • Sex: a range of behaviours that are done in excess and significantly impact one’s life in a negative way; includes pornography, prostitution, masturbation or fantasy, exhibition/voyeurism, and Sadistic or masochistic behavior
  • Gambling: a preoccupation with gambling to escape one’s problems