The term “Addiction” may hold a different meaning for different people. Addiction can most simply be defined as the repeated involvement with a certain activity or substance despite being aware of the substantial risk it poses.The repetitive behavior comes about because this involvement with a certain activity or substance is pleasurable and/or valuable.
The Four Key Parts of this definition of addiction:
1. Addiction includes both substances and activities (such as sex, gambling even Gaming
2. Addiction poses high risk to substantial harm.
3. Addiction is repeated involvement despite knowledge of substantial harm.
4. Addiction continues because it was, or is, pleasurable and/or valuable.