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10 Most Common Addictions

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1- Alcohol: The NHS estimates that some 9% of men and 4% of women in the UK show signs of alcohol dependency.

2- Smoking: Smokers are addicted to the nicotine in cigarettes. This is why smoking is such a difficult habit to give up.

3- Drugs: Whether the drug of choice is illegal, over the counter or available by prescription, the problem is the same.

4- Gambling: It is estimated that around 350,000 people are suffering from a gambling addiction in the UK.

5- Food: Food addicts cannot control their eating and use food as a way to deal with feelings of sadness, depression, or anxiety.

6- Video Games: Gaming addicts play games to the extent that this activity intrudes on their personal life.

7- Internet: Internet use turns into addiction when an individual wants to be online all the time.

8- Pornography: Viewing pornography tricks your brain into releasing the same pleasure chemicals that drugs do.

9- Shopping: Compulsive shopping is an all-too-real problem. It becomes a way to deal with emotional and other problems.

10- Work: When a person can’t stop working and thinking about work when off the job, it may be a sign that dedication has turned into an addiction.