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When is it an Addiction? Is it the frequency, the consequences of the action, or

  1. Whatsittoyou profile image91
    Whatsittoyouposted 2 years ago

    When is it an Addiction? Is it the frequency, the consequences of the action, or something else?

  2. cathylynn99 profile image76
    cathylynn99posted 2 years ago

    when i was in med school, the definition was when it affects your health, your work, or your family. now it has to do with building up a tolerance and needing more and more to get the effect you're seeking.

    1. cathylynn99 profile image76
      cathylynn99posted 2 years agoin reply to this

      just commenting here so i can follow the question.

  3. VationSays profile image81
    VationSaysposted 2 years ago

    It's an addiction when you go for it not because you want it, but you feel you need it. And your desire for it begins controlling you.

    (sorry for speaking in general terms, just don't know if it's addiction to an activity, a person, a drug, e.t.c )

    1. dashingscorpio profile image87
      dashingscorpioposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      "Need" is an excellent point!
      Whenever someone is willing to risk their job, health, relationships with family & friends in order to make their habit their "top priority".
      When not having it consumes you makes you irritable or sick it's a sign.

  4. janshares profile image96
    jansharesposted 2 years ago

    I would add that addiction is also defined by the disregard of the consequences of the action (drinking, drugging, gambling, etc). Responsibilities are no longer a priority and become secondary to getting the high. Addiction is also defined by a physical dependency, which is when it becomes a need and no longer a want.

    1. Whatsittoyou profile image91
      Whatsittoyouposted 2 years agoin reply to this

      So, as long as someone still fulfills their responsibilities, knows that there could be consequences, and it is something that they want to do, then it may just be a problem not an addiction?

 
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