The Psychological Underpinnings of Addiction.
Dr Daniel Sumrok says addiction should not be called "addiction". It should be called "ritualised compulsive comfort seeking". He says that ritualised comfort is a normal response to the adversity experienced in childhood, (ACES) just like bleeding is a normal reaction to being stabbed. read the full article on www.acestoohigh.com
Watch this Ted Talk on the psychological underpinnings on addiction. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JD407ama3o8