The Power of Addiction over Your 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.
When it comes to substance abuse, the physical and mental impacts of it are diverse as they could affect the individual to suffer a great loss in productivity, withdrawal, lack of care to oneself and others around him or her, as well as an obvious physical dependence to the offending substance itself. Truly, a person is considered as highly addicted to a particular substance – either alcohol or medication or any other types of chemicals, when they show an increased level of dependence and the need to have it, especially if the individual is unable to behave, think, and act properly as their mental and physical selves continues to crave for it.
In the event that the individual is appreciating something, it is but a normal phase unless there is a heightened level of desire that had become insatiable already, particularly if it has negatively affected the person’s way of thinking and behaving (yet would tend to feel sorry and regret greatly their past behaviors) then that can be considered as psychological addiction.
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. 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. Addiction prompts wrongdoings and is often against social conducts as addicts sometimes tend to act foolishly and irrationally, basically destroying familial and social foundations since they are already beyond reasoning.
To combat this, the person has to undergo a recovery process from alcohol and drug use until they are able to curb and control their desires and fixations. 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.