What is Addiction?
Addiction is a chronic, compulsive dependence on either a behavior or a substance. While commonly associated with drug and alcohol abuse, addiction can also refer to dependence on things like sex, food, gambling, coffee, smoking, shopping, or even behaviors.
The Four Stages of Addiction to Drugs, Alcohol The use of alcohol and other
drugs is a multifaceted phenomenon, varying with the individual's level of use
Stages of Addiction. Drug addiction rarely, if ever, happens overnight. Most
people who become addicts start out with casual, recreational use, which turns to
There is no one right way to recover from addiction, but people generally work
through five stages, many of which occur during drug rehab.
The precontemplation stage
occurs before you are ready to change your drinking, drug use or other addictive
This may be because they have not yet experienced any negative consequences of their behavior, or it may be a result of denial about the negativity or ... More »
The incentive sensitization theory of addiction offers a more biological view of the
stages of addiction. It suggests that substance abuse leads to addiction in four ...
Jul 30, 2013 ... Guest blogger Cathy Taughinbaugh discusses the four stages of drug use that
parents need ... Stage Four: Addiction or Chemical Dependency
Oct 1, 2009 ... No matter how long your journey is, most rehabilitation counselors agree that
there are four main stages of drug addiction: experimentation, ...
In fact, the events of the summer can easily disguise an addiction problem.
Therefore, it is important that you become aware of the different stages of
addiction so ...
Most people in the preparation stage are planning to take action and are making
the final adjustments before ... The Stages of Change for Addiction Recovery.