CHARACTERISTICS OF ADDICTION


Common Characteristics
of Addiction



  - Mood swings                      
                                  
 - Unmanageability

  - Impulse control problem 

                          - Uncontrollability                           

          - Strong needs for approval               

- Feelings of self-worthlessness, shame, or guilt       

- Patterns of substance use/uncontrollable behavior for more than one year                

             - Obsessions with a behavior or substance

                                   - Behavior or substance use as a method of anxiety reduction                   

- Negative consequences to self or others                                        

                                - Increasing patterns of substance  use or behavior over time






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