Physical vs Psychological Addiction – Adelante Recovery


You’re probably familiar with what it means to have an addiction, but did you know that there are different types of addictions?

Addiction comes in many different forms but is often described as physical or psychological. So what’s the difference?

Physical addiction refers to the body’s developed chemical dependency on a substance.

When someone develops a physical addiction, their body has become dependent on a substance and requires it to function normally.

Psychological addiction refers to the body’s developed emotional dependency on a substance.

Those with psychological addictions depend on a substance to cope with their everyday life and without it suffer from extreme mental distress.

Addiction looks different for everyone. If you’re suffering from a physical or psychological addiction, or a combination of both, know that you don’t have to face recovery alone.

At Adelante Recovery Center, our addiction specialists create customized recovery plans tailored to each individual’s needs.

We focus on Cognitive Behavioral Therapy for addiction. To learn more, please visit

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