Types of addictions
The types of addiction that most people think of right away are those surrounding alcohol or drugs. There are other types of addictions that affect people from all backgrounds, too. It's possible to have addictions around food or other activities that produce a feeling of pleasure for the addict.
Addiction is a disease that ruins a capable and intelligent human being. This disease needs treatment like all the other diseases. The catch in this situation is that the patient is unaware of his problem and may even deny it. Hence it's important to treat the patient with love and understanding. With the right treatment addiction to drugs and alcohol can be cured and the persons' life put back in order.