Addiction: 

 

One of the most common questions put to me are formed in to two types ,"Am I addicted?" or as in the statement,"I use a lot but I am not addicted ?" followed by their questioning gaze.

 

The Theoretical Basis?

 

The term "addiction" is used in many contexts to describe an obsession, compulsion, or excessive psychological dependence, such as: drug addiction (e.g. alcoholism), video game addiction, crime, money, work addiction, compulsive overeating, problem gambling, computer addiction, nicotine addiction, pornography addiction, etc. source Wikipedia.

 

Psychological dependence does not have to be limited only to substances; even activities and behavioural patterns can be considered addictions, if they become uncontrollable, e.g. problem gambling, Internet addiction, computer addiction, sexual addiction / pornography addiction, overeating, self-injury, compulsive buying, or work addiction.

 

This 22 - question self test may help you become aware of your use or abuse of Alcohol

 

This 20 - question self test may help you become aware of your use or abuse of Drugs excluding Alcohol.

 

This 20 - question self test is an indicator of excessive Internet which may not be classical addiction but it may impact on your normal life.

 

Still concerned then seek the services of a Counsellor