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About Addiction

Addiction is an all-consuming relationship with a substance or behaviour that is driven by a conscious or unconscious desire to feel something different, which results in a range of harmful consequences.

Signs of addiction

Physical dependency
This is caused when repeated use of a substance changes your body's chemistry and you become physically dependent.
 
Psychological dependency
This is caused when you repeat certain behaviour, such as drug and alcohol use, until your mind is hooked on that pattern of behaviour, causing mental cravings.


Getting help for addiction

Addiction is a treatable condition.
 
Action on Addiction provides a variety of treatment options to suit individual needs.



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Action on Addiction is a company limited by guarantee registered in England | Company Number 05947481 Registered Charity Number 1117988
Registered office: Action on Addiction, Head Office, East Knoyle, Salisbury, Wiltshire SP3 6BE