Addiction & Dependency
Addiction is a habit that you find hard to break - this could be to legal substances such as alcohol, tobacco or solvents or illegal substances such as cannabis, heroin and cocaine. Or it could be a behaviour that is causing you problems such as gambling.
Dependency is when you would have withdrawal symptoms if you didn't use the substance and your life is dominated by getting and using the substance.
All substance misuse harms your health and yes it is hard to give up an addiction or dependency but it can be done and there is lots of help and support out there if you want to give up. Find the answers to your questions here....