The term basically links together all kinds of devotions, physical or psychological attachments to a specific activity to achieve a mental state in which the individual will experience his or her “normal” functioning. Of course, the person in this case is mostly aware of the addiction’s effect on their health and even in their public life. In a basic but a real life example, it can be easily explained as a continuous cycle: the person will be so focused on the “activity” that nothing else will matter, and the absence of that will result in frustration, rage, mood swings and worse physical or psychological problems.
It is almost worldwide known that the first step to overcome an addiction is acknowledging one’s addiction. It is not an easy task to get used to the idea that one is an addict, but after this is done, the person will at least know that treatment is needed to live a normal life without any dependencies. Because the reasons for the person’s addictions are personal and different from everyone else’s, treatment should be characterized in the person’s way of managing the situation. Certain basic treatment steps can be general, but it will mostly depend on the addiction and the person’s ability and commitment to treating it. Ultimately, the rest -as it is commonly said- will be up to you.