Addiction can take many forms including drugs, alcohol and gambling. Addiction is manifested by compulsive behaviour and/or substance use. It involves an urge to do something that is hard to control or stop, despite the effects that it is having on your life.
Addictions can also involve food disorders, sex, gaming and social media use. Reasons for addiction may be complex and it is possible to experience multiple addictions at the one time but there is help available.