Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

Psychology of Addictive Behaviors

 Addiction can refer to physical or mental dependence on an activity that hampers a healthy lifestyle. When you have a physical addiction to a substance, chemical changes in your body make you feel like you need the drug. Psychological addiction can cause you to turn to drugs in response to environmental cues or stress. It’s…

defining a psychological addiction

Defining a Psychological Addiction

Psychological addictions happen when we become reliant on repeating an unhealthy behavior because it makes us feel good while other responsibilities fall by the wayside. Psychological and physical addictions involve many of the same types of patterns and changes in brain chemistry. Being psychologically addicted to drugs like cocaine or methamphetamine does not make it…