Addiction is a continued involvement with a substance or activity despite the negative consequences associated with
it. People become hooked on the stimulus response in the brain that substance or activity creates. Addiction use to
apply mostly to substances, such as drugs and alcohol, but in modern times, addictive behavior can also involve
objects or activities such as gambling, pornography, food, sex, exercising, shopping, video games, thrill-seeking
activities, or any other items used provide a temporary means of rush or escape. Addictions often lead to
strained relationship with family and friends. Find help the books suggested below.
Also see: Abusive Relationships, Anxiety/Panic Disorder, Depression, Eating Disorders