An addiction is a disorder characterized by the pathological search for reward or relief from a certain substance or action. Addictions involve dependence and a loss of control. In this article, we talk about the symptoms of two major groups of addictive disorders. These are substance abuse disorders (drug addiction) and non-substance-related addictive disorders (pathological gambling). The descriptions of the symptoms will help you understand what these addictions entail. Types of addictions There are different types of addictions. For example, there are addictions to substances, like drugs. Then, there are behavioral addictions where a person compulsively carries out certain actions….