Smoking, Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling & Other Addictions
Some people can have a very addictive personality and swap one addiction for another e.g. Alcohol, Drugs, Gambling. Other people may use an addiction to supress negative memories or traumatic experiences from their past. Some addictions then serve to distract the person from needing to deal with thoughts and feelings relating to the past or present.
However, other addictions can be triggered purely by the chance experience of trying or being offered the substance e.g. Smoking, Drugs, Alcohol, etc. Further addictions can be triggered by the chance experience of trying or being offered an experience e.g. Internet, Porn, Sex, Shopping, Gambling, etc.
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