No one starts out with the intention of developing an addiction. In the beginning, you might simply be engaging in an activity that you really enjoy – like having a glass or two of wine with dinner, or playing your favourite video game. But over time, the activity gradually develops into a regular habit and you start doing it more and more. At some point, it might start to feel like a necessity – like you can’t get through the day without it. This addictive feeling could be psychological, as in the case of gaming or gambling, or it might also come with a physiological aspect, as is the case with most drugs and alcohol.
Either way, addicted behaviour tends to wreak havoc on our lives and on our relationships.