Addiction

Addiction is a mental health condition that refers to a strong desire for a stimulus, and in extreme cases, a pathological need for it. Most people immediately think of drugs like tobacco and alcohol, but even experiences can be addictive like video games and television. They are often those that activate the pleasure centres of the brain, making us feel really good, so we seek them out again and again. If deprived of the stimuli we are addicted to, the body and brain react, making us crave it intensely.

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