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by Alivia Nyhan

Addictions are serious problems that can destroy lives and tear families apart. If you or someone you know is struggling with an addiction, get help as soon as possible. There are many resources available to help you overcome your addiction and get your life back on track.

What Is Addiction?

Addiction is a complex condition, a brain disease manifested by compulsive substance use despite harmful consequences. People with addiction (severe substance use disorder) have an intense focus on using a certain substance(s), such as alcohol or drugs, to the point that it takes over their lives. They keep using despite the harmful consequences, including damage to their physical and mental health, their relationships, and their finances.

Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome: Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome is a set of symptoms that occur when a person who drinks alcohol heavily suddenly stops or significantly reduces their alcohol consumption. Alcohol Withdrawal Syndrome symptoms can include anxiety, depression, irritability, fatigue, insomnia, tremors, and nausea.

Tobacco Withdrawal Syndrome: Tobacco Withdrawal Syndrome is a set of symptoms that occur when a person tries to quit smoking. The most common symptoms include irritability, anxiety, and depression.

Types of Addiction:

Tanorexia: Tanorexia is a recently identified disorder characterized by an obsession with acquiring and using tanned skin. This can manifest in many ways, including compulsive tanning, the use of tanning beds, and self-tanning products.

Sex addiction: Sex addiction is a real and serious problem that can destroy lives and ruin relationships. It’s important to seek help if you think you may have a problem. There are many different types of treatment available, and it’s important to find one that’s right for you.

Nasal spray addiction: Nasal spray addiction is a real thing. And it’s becoming more and more common. People become addicted to the spray because it provides them with a quick fix for whatever they’re struggling with. It numbs the pain and makes them feel better in the moment.

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