In MY opinion I think there are a lot of things that can trigger an addiction-- some people maybe more genetically predispostioned to it - if there is a substance abuse in the family, some could be impulse control, some do it to fill a void, for some it is an obsession and they can't break it. For some it is a never ending cycle- The need it, crave it and they are not satisfied until they get it. Then once they get it they get that feeling (high, happiness)- which only lasts so long. Then the feeling is going and the cycle starts again.
In my and my hubs family there is alcoholism- hubs dad, hubs sister and sister's son. I have a son who is on the Autism Spectrum and his obsession object is his Xbox 360. He just got it for his birthday, so right now that is the ONLY thing he wants to do and if I let him he'd be on it 24/7! He wants to play, he gets upset when it is time to stop, he talks about it when not playing....
at 9:17 AM on Oct. 26, 2010