Addiction and 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.
Any type of medication or consumption of alcohol can quickly turn into a substance abuse, especially if the person can no longer discern how his or her dependence on that specific stuff have already clouded their judgements, have affected their personal and working relationships, affected their mental capacity to think, and have even disrupted their daily lives. 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.
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. In effect, every aspect of the addict’s life – personal, family and even working relationships – are gradually obliterated until nothing would be left except the increasing level of dependence to the object of their fixations.
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.
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. If the addict feels that love and support are provided to him by the people he values deeply, then he could be influenced to start the path to recovery.