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What is the definition or description of: Slot machine addiction?

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Dr. Steven Griggs
Clinical Psychology

In brief: Addictions are best

described by looking at eight elements.
The first four define whether or not addiction exists: 1) It is mood altering, 2) It's compulsive, 3) It creates hardship or damage and 4) One doesn't stop despite the damage. The next four aspects tell us how the addiction manifests: 1) Tolerance, 2) Dependence, 3) Craving and 4) Whether its chronic or bingeing in presentation. All addictions qualify.

In brief: Addictions are best

described by looking at eight elements.
The first four define whether or not addiction exists: 1) It is mood altering, 2) It's compulsive, 3) It creates hardship or damage and 4) One doesn't stop despite the damage. The next four aspects tell us how the addiction manifests: 1) Tolerance, 2) Dependence, 3) Craving and 4) Whether its chronic or bingeing in presentation. All addictions qualify.
Dr. Steven Griggs
Dr. Steven Griggs
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