Lesson 5 Addictions (smoke, alcohol, caffeine, drug abuse)

What is an addiction?

According to the Cambridge dictionary addiction is:

“An inability to stop doing or using something, especially something harmful.”

This means that, even though you might know that certain behaviour is harmful to you, you are unable to stop doing it completely.

For example, you might say: “I know this is bad for me, it is just that I do not want to quit it!” Well, even this common statement is indicative of addiction.