When someone replaces one type of addiction with another, it’s often called addiction replacement or a substitute addiction. To explain this phenomenon, several studies have demonstrated that a vast array of substance and behavioural addictions may serve similar functions such as relaxation, over-stimulation or escape.
In this article, we’ll be looking at:
What is a substitute addiction?
How to detect substitute addictions?
Is there such a thing as a positive replacement addiction?
How to prevent substitute addictions?
How to recover from them?
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