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.
As most addicts know firsthand, getting hooked on something – be it physical, emotional or chemical substances is rather difficult to break, especially if the person addicted to it is always looking to experience the kind of emotional and physical release that they always get whenever they are able to acquire their object of addiction.
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.
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.
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. 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.