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Understanding Addicts and How It Affects You

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.

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. 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.

The main reason why some people tend to become addicted psychologically is because, it has severely affected their ways of thinking and had clouded their judgements, thinking that their uncontrolled level of desire for something or to do it – sexual activities, shopping, lying, overeating, gambling – is fairly normal.

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. 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. 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.