addictions types and characteristics

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  • Definitions, types and characteristicsof addictions
    • Definitions: Griffiths- salience, tolerance, mood modification, withdrawal, conflict and relapse
    • Types
      • Pyromania - when people start fires.
      • Kleptomania-urge to hoard and collect things
      • Gambling- feel the need to gamble, continue to gamble whether they win or lose.
      • Impulse control:An impulse, A growing tension, Pleasure when impulse is satisfied, Relief from satisfaction, Guilt or lack of guilt
    • Physical vs psychological
      • Physical: refers to when the body becomes used to functioning with the drug.
      • Psychologic: need the addictive substance to maintain a stable mental health


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