Dependence on illicit drugs



This is how you present yourself when you are addicted to a substance or behaviour.

Addiction is defined as not having control over doing, taking, or using something to the point where it could be harmful to you.

Addiction affects the brain and behaviour.


  • Alcohol and tobacco
  • Opioids (heroin), cocaine, and cannabis
  • Internet, pornography, and gambling
  • Shopping and work
  • The bio-psycho-social model is the first line of treatment, which is a combination of psychology [CBT, psychotherapy], medications, and social support.
  • Addiction is a common problem, but we can help.

Want to know more about addiction? Check out our video.