As a result of the addiction, you can’t get enough of the substance, no matter how adverse the consequences of your actions are. You can become addicted to nearly anything, including prescription drugs, alcohol, nicotine and over-the-counter medications.
While there are certain risk factors for addiction, including genetics, easy access to drugs and alcohol, mental health issues, family conflicts and a history of abuse, anyone can struggle with addictive behaviors.
Typically, an individual starts using it casually to relieve stress or to produce specific feelings. Over time and with repeated use, it takes more and more of the substance to achieve the same results leading to addiction. Fortunately, the earlier you seek help, the easier it is to recover and the less likely you are to suffer from long-lasting symptoms.