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.
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.
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. 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. 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.
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.