• There's a strong link between abuse and addiction - here's why people get stuck in toxic cycles

    12 days ago - By Business Insider

    Addiction and abuse are linked.
    Sometimes people are stuck in toxic relationships for many of the same reasons they are suffering with addiction.
    It may be because they are stuck in a familiar, abusive cycle.
    If you've been hurt, you may seek out damaging people because you're trying to subconsciously fix the past.
    But this isn't healthy in the long run.
    An abusive relationship is sometimes compared to a harmful addiction. People don't tend to know they're getting involved with an abusive person until it's too late, and they feel like they have no escape.
    This is one reason they stay in...
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