What Makes Something Truly Addictive?

What Makes Something Truly Addictive?

Now that the world's leading public health group says too much Minecraft can be an addiction, could overindulging in chocolate, exercise, even sex, be next? The short answer is probably not. The new "gaming disorder" classification from the World Health Organization revives a debate in the medical community about whether behaviors can cause the same kind of addictive illness as drugs. The strictest definition of addiction refers to a disease resulting from changes in brain chemistry caused by the compulsive use of drugs or alcohol. The definition includes excessive use that damages health, relationships, jobs and other parts of normal...

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