How Is Drug Addiction Diagnosed?
Excessive or prolonged substance use can have adverse effects. For example, dependence shows up when someone tries to cut back or stop using but cannot because of the strength of their addiction. Other diagnostic criteria for drug addiction include an indication of poor control, physical reliance, social issues and dangerous behavior.
How Is Behavioral Addiction Diagnosed?
The diagnostic criteria for behavioral addiction are theoretically similar to those for drug abuse. These include signs that the behavior is becoming a fixation, less self-control over the behavior, tolerance, withdrawal and adverse psychological and social effects. Some common behavioral addictions include: