Substance abuse and types of addictions


           So long as there is substance abuse, have there been its consequent addiction, and research has found out that over half of those with a substance problem also use or have problems with another substance. More than one in six with a substance problem has multiple substance disorders and other compulsive behaviors such as those related to gambling, food, and sex, for example, may also be expressions of addiction. Some researchers have also found out that these types of behavioral addictions involve similar changes in the brain, common risk factors and behaviors.

7.      Cannabis

       Other substances that can also cause addiction include;

1.      Food

2.      Sex

3.      Pornography

4.      Playing videos games

5.      Pain

6.      Shopping

7.      Exercising

However, these addictions are behavioral and are not related to substance abuse.

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