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Alcohol and drug addiction carry most of the focus of addiction recovery due to their immediate life threatening characteristics, however addiction can be found in many other destructive or compulsive behaviours that exist in a wide variety of disorders. Processes addictions like self-harm, gambling and sex addiction to eating disorders and less destructive addictions like screen addiction, gaming and social media addiction.
These behaviours are grouped and treated as disorders according to the negative impacts they have on the wellbeing of the individual affected.
Once classified the primary drivers (unique to each person) are addressed through focused treatment programs aimed at overcoming the bad behaviours and recognise the causes of these behaviours, so as to consciously elect not to perpetuate the cycle in the future.