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What is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex issue that can affect both your body and mind. It can consume people’s lives and can affect relationships and careers.

Addictions can develop for a number of reasons and there are often many factors involved including genetics and environmental factors.

Addictions to alcohol, drugs and nicotine can make people feel physically good, resulting in an urge to do it again. A similar mental high can occur as a result of activities like shopping, gambling and going online, leading people to want to recreate the feeling. 

Sometimes our addictions are used to numb out difficult feelings or other mental health conditions like anxiety and depression.

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