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Common types of addiction
Addiction is an unhealthy dependence on a substance or behaviour. The substance or behaviour may be benign, or even healthy, in moderation, but if dependency takes hold a person becomes a victim of the addiction. Then physical and mental suffering is inevitable.
Addictions can be broadly categorized as 'substance' or 'behavioural'.
Common substance addictions include:
- Prescribed, over-the-counter, or illicit drugs
Common behavioural addictions include:
These are some common addictions, however, a person can be addicted to any substance or behaviour.
As serious addiction often leads to personal and relationship difficulties, the following InSync programs may also be helpful.