Addiction: What is it?

Some people think addiction is a disease; others like to think that it is just a lack of willpower.

What we do know is that addiction, whether it be to alcohol, cigarettes or illegal drugs, is characterized by an inability to stop using the substance, even though it might be causing lifestyle, relationship or health problems. There have been huge advances in recent years showing how drugs and addiction affect the brain.

Truth of addiction

Addiction happens when something we like to do dominates our lives and stops us from getting the stuff done that needs to be done, Our addiction can be around anything from alcohol and drugs to porn, gambling or sport. This is a good general program that helps us address whatever behaviour it is that is creating problems in our lives.