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