The Power of Addiction over Your 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. 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.
Psychological addiction on the other hand, stems from some sort of an increased fixation wherein the individual thinks and believes that whatever they feel is correct and justified, be it in terms of sexual acts, crave for things that they do not have but others do, shopping to their hearts’ content even if they can no longer afford to pay the bills, binge eating, constant use of cigarettes and so on.
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.
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. 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.
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. 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.