According to the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health “addiction” can be described as:
2. loss of Control of amount or frequency of use
3. Compulsion to use
4. use despite Consequences.
Addiction is a chronic issue. In the beginning, for most individuals, there is a chemical reward from drinking, eating, gambling, using drugs, shopping, etc. To simplify, the behaviour is continued to try to experience the reward again despite the dangers or consequences of the activity.