In recent researches about addictions apart from external drugs, including alcohol and tobacco, some behavioral drugs are included. Some addictive character behaviors are mentioned (Internet, technologies, cellphones, videogames, work, sex, gambling, social media, shopping, etc.) that activate internal drugs and chemical imbalance within the neurotransmitters, most of them included within the list of the behavioral drugs denominated by the DSM 5. Also, it has been demonstrated that not-pharmacologic techniques, that include cognitive.-behavioral 12 Step motivational group therapies, help to reinforce social behavior that modulate addicted brains and help to their recovery and the neurobiological balance.
It is possible to find more information about 12 Step techniques for the recovering of different addictions for free in the following links of non-profit associations (cooperative, not affiliation relationships)