Addiction and dependency

An addiction is a habit that you know is bad for you, but you just can’t break – people become addicted to many things.
Remember that alcohol is a drug and too much can lead to changes in your behaviour as well as long-term problems.
Drugs are very unpredictable and come in many shapes and forms. Their effects on your body and mind are many and varied.
Gambling can become a serious problem for many people. What starts as a bit of fun, like bingo or the lottery, can soon get out of hand.
There are many health risks associated with smoking and nicotine is recognised as one of the most addictive drugs we know.
Abusing and inhaling substances such as solvents and aerosols is very dangerous. Read the facts about solvent abuse here.
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