Addiction, in one way or another, is sadly present in almost everyone’s lives. Whether it’s something mundane like caffeine or social media, or something more serious, addiction seems to be everywhere.

We began by defining addiction, which was harder than it would seem. It was difficult to figure out at exactly what point a dependence becomes an addiction. This is what confuses people about the idea of being addicted to something more socially acceptable, like social media or even alcohol. If you can go without it, is it still addiction?

Moving on, we discussed our personal experiences with addiction. These ranged from getting headaches after not having any caffeine in the morning to much more serious and personal ones. We discussed the different ways to approach it. It’s hard to decide who’s to blame in these situations- the person who’s addicted, some outside factor, or whatever they’re addicted to, or some combination.