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Learn About Substance Addictions and Behavioral Addictions and Disorders

Drug addiction


Addiction to drugs can lead to loss of financial resources, loss of support networks, damage …
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Alcohol addiction


Be it mildly or severely crippling, any form of alcohol addiction is detrimental …
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Prescription drug addiction


Drugs are prescribed for many reasons and most are used by patients in the way they are …
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Gambling addiction


Unlike drug addiction and alcohol addiction, compulsive gambling can take many forms, from not …
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Video game addiction and disorder

Video Game

Video game addiction causes serious hardships for those who suffer from it. Compulsive …
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Internet and technology addiction and disorder


Internet Addiction Disorder (IAD) or Problematic Internet Use (PIU), refers to compulsive and …
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Shopping addiction and compulsion


A shopping addiction is defined as a compulsion to purchase, whether the objects …
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Sex and pornography addiction, disorder, compulsion


Sex addiction is a compulsive behavioral pattern in which the individual has trouble …
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Sex and pornography addiction, disorder, compulsion


Of all sex related addictions, pornography addiction is the most common. It can …
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Why Do Some People Become Addicted and Others Do Not?


Addicts can be found in every socio-economic background, culture, race, age, and gender. To know what makes someone more likely to become an addict, research and case studies show that we should look to the physiological and genetic makeup of individuals. In addition to shedding light on the how and why behind when people become addicted, this information can also be extremely useful to clinical and medical professionals as they aid in developing and improving the treatment programs and support groups meant to fight addiction. Furthermore, if understood, this knowledge can create hope, offer the ability to truly empathize with addicts and their loved ones, and teach us how to possibly avoid or at least diminish potential addictions in ourselves, our family members, and others we love and cherish.



GENETICS CONTRIBUTE... Addiction and genetics

... to the risk of addiction.

Anyone can be addicted OF THE 30,000 GENES IN THE BODY

89 genes link a person to drug abuse and dependence.


Alchol addiction statistics

more likely to get drunk in a typical month.

Marijuana addiction statistics

more likely to have used marijuana.

Smoking addiction statistics

more likely to have smoked cigarettes.

Addiction information A CHILD OF A

is eight times more likely to develop a drug or alcohol abuse problem.