Compulsion plus progressive negative consequence.Compulsion (loss of control):Say you won't but then do it anyway and more than you wanted.Negative Consequence:Even though the result is costly and worsening (emotionally, mentally, physically, financially, relationally, etc.), the behavior continues.NOT based on frequency or quantity (e.g. can be full blown alcoholic and drink only once a year but will lose control, drink excessively, and become self-destructive). food, drugs, sex, relationships, social media, video games, alcohol, sugar, gambling, spending, pornTreatment can be challenging. May need mental health care but always benefits from Holistic Care.