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compulsive | compulsive

margie-marybelle-mckinnon's picture
Our friend Webster defines “addiction” as “compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance characterized by tolerance and by well-defined physiological symptoms upon withdrawal.” The number of different addictions (which today includes the title of compulsive obsession behaviors) seems to...
pavel-somov's picture
Addictive or compulsive behavior is experienced as feeling un-free: a substance user feels compelled or driven to use. Compulsion is experienced as a state of being enslaved in a pattern of repetitive behavior. This forced, driven, un-free nature of the compulsive experience is reflected in the...