Alcoholism is a chronic and progressive disease that can be characterized by the inability to control the amount or frequency of use.
Drug addiction can be characterized by a dependence on a legal or illegal drug or medication.
Mental health disorders include a variety of mental health conditions such as depression, anxiety disorders, bi=polar behaviors.
Disordered eating can be characterized as having extreme behaviors, beliefs and emotions regarding food and weight issues.
Process addiction disorders can be characterized as an addiction to activities such as (but not limited to) gambling, shopping, sex, work, internet use, gaming and spending.