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Addiction and Life

Addiction could be easily classified as the primary conduct that gives a variety of short-term happiness and delights yet has unfavorable effects on the self and the surroundings in the long haul.

The habit of addiction is quite difficult and a real challenge to overcome.

In general, once the person is classified as having a chemical addiction, this means that their dependence lies mainly on drugs and substance abuses. Indeed, the essential element indicating a deep level of dependence and reliance on the substance itself is, the individual shows an expanded mental and physiological dependence on it, and without it, the person cannot really function well and behave normally in their daily lives.

Psychological addiction on the other hand, stems from some sort of an increased fixation wherein the individual thinks and believes that whatever they feel is correct and justified, be it in terms of sexual acts, crave for things that they do not have but others do, shopping to their hearts’ content even if they can no longer afford to pay the bills, binge eating, constant use of cigarettes and so on.

Recognize the fact that, perceiving and acknowledge to oneself that there is truly an addiction problem is critical, as someone who is addicted does not really pick up anything from their dependence by any stretch of the imagination. In effect, every aspect of the addict’s life – personal, family and even working relationships – are gradually obliterated until nothing would be left except the increasing level of dependence to the object of their fixations.

Humans thrive by being dependent on someone or something in general, as long as it is within reason and still governed by proper mental judgement then there would be no problem, but anything that becomes uncontrollable and has adverse effects on the body, can already be considered as an addiction. A fixation to something – whether it is psychological or physical – ends up isolating the individual as they tend to form unfavorable habits which have social and personal ramifications to everyone involved.

In order to manage this, the addict has to willingly submit to a recovery process from alcohol and drug use so that anything tormenting their body and minds can be stopped, and their addictions controlled easily. If the addict feels that love and support are provided to him by the people he values deeply, then he could be influenced to start the path to recovery.