Addiction and 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.
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. 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.
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.
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. 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.
Being dependent on something may not be too awful and some measure of reliance is actually healthy, however when there is unnecessary dependence to it, then that is something that can be considered as unhealthy. 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.
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. As long as there is a solid support surrounding the junkie, this can be resolved.