Addiction

Addiction

Addiction is a neurochemical dependence on specific substances or activities that trigger pleasure receptors in the brain. Addicted individuals develop compulsive behaviors surrounding the substance or activity that is the source of their addiction, which they use repeatedly despite the potentially harmful consequences of this behavior.

What Causes Addiction?

What Causes Addiction?

What Causes Addiction?

Addiction is a complex subject and can take many forms. While drugs and substances are the most common cause of addiction, individuals can develop addictions to almost any behavior or activity that provides pleasure.

Through repeated use, addiction changes the brain chemistry of an addicted person, oftentimes preventing them from experiencing pleasure without a specific substance or activity.

Genetics, environment, and life experiences are all thought to contribute to addiction.

Treatment Options for Addiction

Treatment Options for Addiction

Thankfully, addiction can be treated through different forms of therapy and mindfulness practices that teach self-sufficiency, helping individuals to break their dependence on potentially harmful substances.

By diverting focus away from the source of the addiction, these practices lessen cravings, helping the brain adjust to living without the addicting substance.

Treatment Options for Addiction

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