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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.
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.
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.
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.
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. 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.
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. As long as there is a solid support surrounding the junkie, this can be resolved.