Do you ever wonder if you have an addiction? I mean a real addiction ie. alcohol, prescription drugs, food? If you have to wonder…you probably do.
An easy definition from Wikipedia: Addiction can also be viewed as a continued involvement with a substance or activity despite the negative consequences associated with it. Pleasure and enjoyment would have originally been sought; however, over a period of time involvement with the substance or activity is needed to feel normal. Some psychology professionals and many laypeople now mean ‘addiction’ to include abnormal psychological dependency on such things as gambling, food, sex, pornography, computers, internet, work, exercise, idolizing, watching TV or certain types of non-pornographic videos, spiritual obsession, self-injury and shopping
Addiction in laymans terms: Any behavior that you continue to engage in despite the negative consequences that the behavior leaves in its wake
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