With an addiction you are dependent on a substance (alcohol, drugs, medicine or food) or on certain behavior (sex, gaming or gambling). You are often mentally and sometimes physically dependent on your addiction. You can’t stop, even if you want to. Addiction has become one of the most important things in your life. Sometimes it is so important that you forget other things in your life, such as your family, friends or your work. It is difficult to overcome an addiction on your own. Therefore, seek help in a timely manner.