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Addiction and Life

Getting hooked and addicted has its process but often the end result is that they tend to focus on short-term levels of enjoyment but has negative effects in the long term to the individual’s health, relationships, finances, at work and will disrupt lives of everyone involved as a whole.

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. One of the main indicators that will identify an addict is their tendency and desire to obtain that particular substance they are addicted in – and without it, they are affected physically and psychologically enough to impede them from behaving normally.

The main reason why some people tend to become addicted psychologically is because, it has severely affected their ways of thinking and had clouded their judgements, thinking that their uncontrolled level of desire for something or to do it – sexual activities, shopping, lying, overeating, gambling – is fairly normal.

Denial is one of the main emotions that addicts use mentally in order to shield themselves from the misfortune they see that they will suffer on the off chance that they surrender the addictive conduct or substance they are badly hooked to. Their habits, beliefs, manners and behaviors have been, step by step and methodically crushed until all that is left is the addiction itself.

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. Being dependent on something creates an extraordinary level of reliance that can make the addicted individual lose touch with reality as they move to challenge and question basically everything and everyone they are involved with.

It is imperative for individuals suffering addiction to admit it to themselves and freely submit to a recovery process from alcohol and drug use until they can freely say that they have successfully battled and overcome their addictions. Recovering is not easy, but what is important is the presence of love and support provided to the addict which are reasons enough to continue on the road to recovery.