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What is the difference between addiction and habit...?

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Asked by jafar, 15 May '13 05:47 pm
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Habits come from various factors including people we meet from, the experiences that we have encountered in life and the numerous decisions we have made in our life. Addictions come from repetition of certain actions. Habits die hard whereas a few addictions cause death
Answered by Annes, 15 May '13 07:47 pm

 
  
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Addiction:-The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
Habit:-Noun
A settled or regular tendency or practice, esp. one that is hard to give up.
Verb
Dress; clothe: "a boy habited as a serving lad".
Synonyms
noun. custom - practice - wont - habitude - way - usage - use
verb. dress - clothe - garb - invest
Answered by Jemuel Stanley, 22 May '13 08:16 pm

 
  
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Question of degree.
Answered by Vijai Sharma, 15 May '13 07:58 pm

 
  
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When something is habituated, it is addiction.
Answered by Dharmarajan, 15 May '13 06:07 pm

 
  
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Addiction is worse than habit
Answered by babu rao, 15 May '13 05:59 pm

 
  
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It can be challenging to differentiate between a habit and an addictive behavior. One way to do this is to evaluate the outcomes of the habit in your life. Ask yourself, "Are the long-term effects of this habit positive and in balance, or negative and out of balance?" Also, evaluate the ease with which you maintain conscious choice over the habit. Below you'll see the subtle yet significant differences.

A Habit
A behavior pattern that:
* Tends to be repeated frequently and has become nearly automatic.
* Has developed by repetition (practice) or exposure, usually through conscious choice.
* Shows itself in regularity.
* Reveals an increase in facility and accuracy of performance over time.
* Allows an easy, conscious choice.
* Results in long-term outcomes that are beneficial and positive to the self and/or others (they outweigh the negatives) and typically are in balance. ...more
Answered by Quest, 15 May '13 05:53 pm

 
  
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Habit and addiction, although they sound similar have few differences between them. A habit relates to psychology whereas addiction arises from habit. In other words it can be said that a habit according to its definition is an acquired pattern of behavior that often occurs automatically.
Addiction on the other hand is a chronic relapsing brain disease. Addiction is said to alter the brain because of the repeated performance of any action. Addiction affects decision-making, learning and memory and behavior control too.
A habit on the other hand is an automatic response to have been doing something for long. You tend to do something the same way all the time. Addiction is the repeated performance of an act without which you would find life hard to live.
A habit is the resultant of mental action whereas addiction affects mental stability. The regular intake of drugs is a kind of addiction that affects your mental stability. Your mind cannot be stable if you stop taking drugs. Addictio ...more
Answered by Rocking Raaj, 15 May '13 05:51 pm

 
  
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Both addictions and habits are learned behaviors.
Both can be unrecognized by the person who "owns" them

The differences are fundamentally that addictions have a biological basis (the brain chemistry changes) and the source of the addiction becomes a NECESSITY. An addiction also interferes with at least one essential life or social function (work, school relationships, etc).

habits can FEEL compulsive, but there is no brain chemical change associated with it and, while annoying, they do not interfere substantially in any life function.
Answered by Psycho, 15 May '13 05:50 pm

 
  
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