Addiction, that persistent and compulsive need for and use of a substance known by the user to be harmful. The addict, the person who is physiologically and mentally dependent on that substance, knowing full well that if he or she cannot get it, the nightmare of withdrawal begins.
With so much not understood about the workings of the human mind, and why people do what they do, is there any way we can determine who is more prone to becoming an addict and falling into the trap of addiction? If so, there something we can do about it? Continue reading