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The Power of Addiction over Your Life

Some say that addiction is primarily a mental thing yet it is also characterized by the physiological changes happening in the body, and the various effects that it has on society and culture.

Addiction is difficult to stop, not on account of the addicts’ desire not to do it but rather, it is because the junkie is often in denial and does not really want to acknowledge that they have a fixation problem, willfully and stubbornly ignoring the issue which hinders them from seeing their conducts clearly and with clarity.

Any type of medication or consumption of alcohol can quickly turn into a substance abuse, especially if the person can no longer discern how his or her dependence on that specific stuff have already clouded their judgements, have affected their personal and working relationships, affected their mental capacity to think, and have even disrupted their daily lives. 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.

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.

Feelings of rejection and refusal to acknowledge that they have an addiction issue is one of the many levels of protection that an addict has built in order to shield himself; recognize that, once they are able to perceive their shortcomings and would willingly admit to themselves that they do indeed suffer from some sort of addiction, then that is the start of treatment. The deeper the level of the addict getting hooked, the more that it would be obvious that their core being as a person – their health, their emotions, their ways of thinking as well as their manners have been swiftly eroded until nothing is left behind but the constant and ever heightening level of dependence and addiction towards what they have become hooked to.

Addiction happens when there is an over-dependence on something, so much so that the person is unable to live and function properly without the substance or object they are fixated to which is also the point where withdrawal and side effects would start; thus this kind of negative dependence is 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.