addictive behavior

Noticeable Signs of Addictive Behavior

Addictive behavior is a hallmark of substance abuse. Rewarding and reinforcing leads to a behavior becoming addictive. In substance abuse, the reward of the high, and the possible relief of something uncomfortable reinforces the behavior. This reward and reinforcement help cement the psychological compulsion to use an addictive substance. Patterns of Addictive Behavior Research has…

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Is There a Difference Between Addiction vs Dependence?

A big part of learning the truth about addiction is learning to understand addiction terminology. Even within the addiction treatment industry, there are questions about the difference between addiction vs dependence. Truthfully, the distinction between these two things is a bit confusing. Just the same, there is a difference. However, both definitions should lead to…

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