ADDICTION – THE SILENT KILLER
The word addiction means ‘enslaved by’ in Latin. Anyone who has struggled to overcome an addiction has always tried to help someone else to do the same. Addiction has a powerful influence on the human brain that manifests in three different ways: craving for the drug/substance, loss of control, and continued involvement irrespective of adverse consequences.
Addiction is a condition that takes place when a person ingests a drug or substance like alcohol, cocaine, nicotine or engages in an activity like gambling, sex, and shopping that can be pleasurable but continued use will become compulsive and will interfere with ordinary life responsibilities like work, relationships or health. Addicts never admit that their addictive behavior is getting out of control and is causing problems to others as well.
The word addiction is used in several different ways. One definition describes physical addiction. This is a biological state where the body adapts to the presence of the drug/substance so that it no longer has a tolerance. Another form of physical addiction is the phenomenon of overreaction by the brain to drugs.
Addicts do not have control over what they are doing and using. Their addiction reaches a point at which it becomes harmful.
Addictions do not only include physical things like drugs but also include virtual things like gambling, eating chocolates. Addiction can be towards a substance or to a behavior. However, most addictive behaviors are not related to physical tolerance or exposure to cues. People use drugs and gamble to get stress relieved. These psychology-based addictions are not based on brain effects, they can account for why people switch their addictive actions from one drug to another.
Addiction leads to tolerance and an addicted person might need a large and regular amount of whatever they are addicted to getting pleasure. The initial reward is no longer felt and the addiction continues because of withdrawal problems.
When you refer to any kind of addiction, it is important to recognize that its cause is not simply a search for pleasure and addiction has nothing to do with one’s character and morality. It can kill a person if not treated within a particular period.
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