10/17/2009 05:12 am ET | Updated Nov 17, 2011

Is Cheating An Addiction?

Addiction is the inability to discontinue reckless or harmful behavior. Addicts can't stop themselves from self-destructing, whatever their choice of poison may be. We don't fully understand addiction yet, but we do know that there are genetic components, as well as social factors, that can contribute to addiction.

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