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An addiction is a strong urge to do something that’s usually not good for you. It can be hard to control or stop an addiction.
You could be addicted to things like alcohol, cigarettes, vapes or illegal drugs. Or maybe you’re addicted to something you do, like gambling, pornography, or using your mobile phone.
If you’re worried about addictive behaviour, you could try speaking to a trusted adult or contacting us on the Meic helpline.
You could also try some of these services for information or support: