Health problem: Addiction

IB Psychology: Health problem: Addiction

People have always used a range of substances in the hope of an effect, such as inducing self-confidence, having fun, or relaxing. Most substances - even coffee - can produce dependence, as well as withdrawal symptoms after long-term use.The term addiction suggests that the individual cannot control his or her behaviour. An addiction is characterized by behaviour and other responses that always include a compulsion to...

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