cell phone addict (image may be subject to copyright)Fr. Nono Alfonso had this topic discussed over DZMM radio station with a guest psychologist: addiction. It is classified into
Behavioral addiction -. One may be addicted to eating, Internet, work,
gambling, pornography, sex, etc.
Substance –drugs, medicine, cigarette, drinks,etc.
What are the symptoms of addiction? When one is no longer productive, the habit is persistent, and doesn’t stop, control is lost.
Initially if confronted, there is denial, and it is difficult to go to the next phase of the treatment unless the addict admits to his addiction.
Addiction is a disease, not biological but there is a disorder with the way the addict copes with environment.
Are they genetically predisposed? According top study, 40-60% is from the genes, but environment is very significant.