Addiction in its most simplistic form is known as a compulsive psychological need for and use of a habit-forming substance that presents with well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.

This persistent compulsive use of a substance is physically, psychologically, and socially harmful for the addicted user.

Addiction Interferences

Addiction interferences may evolve and play out in many different ways.

The habit becomes its own source of stress, whereby the behavior that first produced these feelings of escape and pleasure have now become down right painful. These interferences reinforce rather than lighten the attachment to the addiction.
  • The full-circle of attachment completes itself as one confronts emotional and physical withdrawal symptoms.
  • The implications of struggle become clearer and the only way to end the struggle is to admit it, take responsibility and commit to the steps of withdrawal and abstinence to conquer one’s addiction which has taken on a life of it’s own.