Many people will often get to the point when they notice that they may be using too much, causing some problems, getting out of hand, or getting sick. They may start to think that they may really be having a substance abuse problem and even decide to do what it takes to quit.
People will of course choose pleasure over pain. Evolution and human nature dictate it. In fact, the advances of civilizations and the human race itself throughout history have revolved around this search for pleasure and avoidance of pain.
You may not be addicted to narcotic substances or alcohol–in fact, you may say that you pretty much have a good, clean life.
But is it true?
We’ve come out with 10 addictions you may not realize you have. Read along to find out if you might be hooked to one (or more) of them:
Despite us being in the 21st century, there are still a lot of adages and beliefs about recovery and recovering addicts that send us back to the old ages. For people who suffer drug addiction or family members who have someone in recovery, these myths and misconceptions, coming from something as seemingly harmless as an uninformed comment, can sometimes bring in more damage to the already tumultuous recovery process.
The number of people getting addicted to drugs, alcohol, and behavior or activities is alarmingly increasing. It is a scourge to society, as it takes its random victim one after the other. Whether it is an uncontrollable desire to go binge-drinking, an obsession to shop for luxury items, a gambling problem, or a drug habit, the continuous search for that escape, that next “high” is enough to drive many lives into despair and ruin.