What were you addicted to?

II. What can one be addicted to?


You can become addicted not only to substances such as alcohol, nicotine and illegal drugs, but also to certain substancesBehaviors.
In principle, there can be an addiction to any human behavior.
Addictions can be divided into:

 

1. Substance addictions

 

Legal substances:

alcohol

nicotine

Caffeine, tea

Inhalants

Prescribed medication

 

 

Illegal substances:

opiate

Cocaine and crack

Cannabis products

Hallucinogens

Synthetic drugs

Medicines not prescribed

 

     
 

2. Non-substance addictions

 

  • Computer addiction / internet addiction

 

Behaviors with an addictive character can also be the starting point for substance-related addiction; For example, work addiction can go hand in hand with nicotine and caffeine addiction and dependence on stimulants. Non-substance related addictions are socially recognized, it is rather easy for those affected to keep the addictive character secret for a long time. Polytoxicomania (= multiple addiction): Many addicts are not only dependent on one substance, there is often multiple and mixed dependency, e.g. on alcohol and tablets.

 

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