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An addiction is defined as a compulsive physiological and psychological need for a habit-forming substance1 and comes in many different forms Commonly known addictions deal with drugs alcohol and other substances however an addiction can form from several other factors Gambling and eating are just a few other addictions that are psychologically devastating to many people To this end several different types of addiction how they form become and addiction and are treated psychologicallyAn addiction is a permanent brain disease that even when it is overcome or beaten it doesnt vanish An alcoholic may have stopped drinking ten years ago however they are still considered one There is a clear dependency on a substance which the addict feels they cannot live without This is where the psychological aspect of an addict comes to playNearly fourteen million people suffer from alcoholism in the United States alone That is approximately one in every thirteen adults2 An alcoholic gets used to the effects of the alcohol and then must consume larger and larger amounts of it for that same effect It isnt known why an alcoholic becomes one however there are certain factors which can increase the chances of becoming one A family history of alcoholism or alcohol abuse certain personality disorders or a childhood history of conduct disorder or attention deficit hyperactive disorder are all well known to have an increased chance of forming an alcoholic Situations or environments a person is also put in can form an alcoholic A teenager who drinks on weekends or at nights is also more likely to become an alcoholic They are in an environment that permits unlawful behavior at a young age and this shows them psychologically that it is acceptable which can eventually form an addictSigns of alcoholism are shown clearly through a psychological standpoint An alcoholic will neglect daily activities that he or she once did and take no notice for the consequences of negative behavior They care
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