What is an addiction?

Addiction is a condition that results from a person ingesting a substance (alcohol/smoking/drugs) or engages in an activity (gambling, shopping, sex) that is pleasurable at the time but the continuation of becomes compulsive. It is when this behavior interferes with general responsibilities such as family and work it becomes an addiction.

There are many causes of addiction including escapism, addictive personality and trauma.


The Devon Clinic offers Acupuncture, Cognitive Behavioural Therapy, Counselling and Hypnotherapy to help with Addiction.

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