Definition of Addicted
Addicted is, Compulsively or physiologically dependent on something Habit-forming.
“Physically and mentally dependent on a particular substance”.
“Enthusiastically devoted to a particular thing or activity”.It is almost impossible for some to get off what he/she is addicted to. People who are victims can testify to that.
Nobody can get addicted to something in a day or a week, to get addicted to something requires some time to be devoted to such a thing.
Some times most people enjoy what they are addicted to, while some, even though they cannot do a moment or a day without such a thing, they are still not proud of it. In other words, it is sometimes very difficult for them to get rid of.
Many people in our society today are captivated by some habit they are addicted to, living a life of rejection and underestimation.
A single human being can get addicted to two or three habits in a period in his/her life.Why would someone subject himself/herself to a life of ridicule?
Why on Earth would someone give up his/her life dreams for the so called pleasure of the body?Many people, even after some advice and warning by medical personnel still find it difficult to avoid some negative habits they are addicted to.
So many potentials were driven to the mod by some lunatic kind of habits.In this article, i will give you 10 things people can easily get addicted to and almost close to impossible to get rid of, so keep reading and don’t miss a point.
I heard a story of a man who was addicted to alcohol, after so much scold and advice for several years he decided to quit.
After some years, about five or seven he took very seriously ill. When this man was taken to the hospital the doctor examined him and asked whether he did drink alcohol. They said he was an alcohol addict but got rid of it for about five years now, and the doctor said there is still some remnant of alcohol in his system.
After the doctor had successfully purged the alcohol remnant from his system the young man breathed his last breath and gave up his ghost, because the process of purging was too unbearable for him that he had to give up.
This shows that, even after you have gotten rid of something you have longed to get addicted to, it will still take some periods or years for it to completely get out of your body system.
10 things people can easily get addicted to
Alcohol is a very toxic liquid that has destroyed so many lives, dreams and ambition. Alcohol has destroyed so many homes, relationships and friendship.
I see how many people drink life out of their self every moment, putting their health condition at a very dangerous risk, living life out of their purpose of existence.
Many people believe alcohol has something to do with depression and frustrations, but the truth is that it doesn’t.
Alcohol can only make you feel good for the moment, but just like the devil who will give you 10 and take 50 from you, alcohol does more harm to your body than the so-called pleasure.
The reasons for so much domestic violence in so many homes can be traced to alcohol. Many men have turned their wife to punching bags all because of the influence of alcohol.
Many heart failure conditions have been traced to alcohol, many premature deaths are as a result of reckless life due to the effect of alcohol.
So many road accidents are results of alcohol.
Liver is the organ that removes harmful substances from the body including alcohol but long term usage of alcohol can interfere this process which can lead to liver failure and cause so many damages to your body which can lead to death in so many cases.
Have you ever seen someone who is dying as a result of alcohol and still can’t avoid it? I see them a lot, I see people that alcohol squeezed life out of, even at the point of death they still can’t do without alcohol.
A young man begged his mother to please bury him in a place where people always throw remnants of alcohol or where people pure water the rinsed alcohol cup so that he will be zipping it from the grave.
That was funny right? But that is how bad the effect of alcohol can be.Alcohol starts making its way into destroying your life the very day you take the first zip.
You might think you are enjoying your life but alcohol is enjoying messing up your life, your career and your ambition.
Society and medical personnel advocate for avoidance of alcohol because it’s believed to be one of the greatest enemies of humanity.
So, do yourself a favor and avoid destroying your beautiful life with alcohol.
Just like alcohol, smoking is very dangerous to human health, infact it’s said to be more dangerous than alcohol.
Why do people smoke or how did it always start?
A young adult will be a friend to a smoker(s) , advocating that his friends should avoid it but when he’s faced with a high level of frustration or depression, those same friends of his will tell him how smoking can help relieve him of the frustration.
That was how so many people were cajoled into becoming notorious smokers.Not only men that smoke, women smoke as well.
It is a problem that the whole human race will have to deal with. Every cigarette someone smokes is very harmful.
Smoking is the biggest cause of preventable deaths in England, accounting for nearly 80,000 deaths each year.
One in two smokers will die from a smoking-related disease.
Every 15 cigarettes you smoke will cause a mutation in your body, mutations are how cancers start.
when you smoke, the poisons from the tar in your cigarettes enter your blood. These poisons in your blood then:
Make your blood thicker, and increase chances of clot formation
Increase your blood pressure and heart rate, making your heart work harder than normal
Narrow arteries, reducing the amount of oxygen rich blood circulating to your organs.
Together, these changes to your body when you smoke increase the chance of your arteries narrowing and clots forming, which can cause a heart attack or stroke.
Smoke can damage the heart, it can damage the skin, it can damage the skin and several other systems of the body.
Why not stop smoking now that you can still save yourself?
The good news is that after only one year of not smoking, your risk is reduced by half. After stopping for 15 years, your risk is similar to that of someone who has never smoked.
This is one case that almost everybody are guilty of. Sex addiction is very dangerous.
Although it is scientifically proven that quality protective sex “within marriage realm” is healthy, but just like the say, “too much of every thing is bad.
But there certainly are uncomfortable physical situations that can arise from having too much sex — here’s what you should look out for.
Each person’s definition of a good sex life is different, and while some people are perfectly fine to rarely have sex, others prefer to have it multiple times a day.
Still, you might be wondering if it’s possible to have too much sex. Whether you’re in the honeymoon phase with a new partner, on vacation enjoying getaway sex thanks to all that extra free time, or point-blank love having a lot of sex, you might wonder how much is too much for your body and mind to handle.
There’s no limit to the amount of sex anyone can have, but there are physical issues that might leave you a little, shall we say, uncomfortable days later.
Even though you can have as much sex as you’re comfortable with, there are plenty of surefire signs that your body has had enough.
The first obvious sign is vaginal dryness. If things are feeling dry down below, it might be because your body has experienced too much prolonged contact or penetration. When this happens, tiny micro-tears in the vagina can occur, which can be seriously painful.
Vaginal tears can happen with too much sex, especially if there are any other conditions such as vaginal dryness from low dose birth control pills.
A lot of sex can cause a urinary tract or vaginal infection if you’re not careful.
too much sex could also cause irritation, chafing, or rashes on the external skin around the vulva, and your labia could become engorged and swollen.
Another unpleasant, possible side effect of too much sex is an increase in the risk of bladder and vaginal infections.
You should always use the bathroom before and after sex to help keep your vagina healthy, but too much intercourse could still cause an infection, and you might not notice until days later.
These are some of the many effects of excessive sex.
Drugs are chemicals that affect the body and brain. Different drugs can have different effects. Some effects of drugs include health consequences that are long-lasting and permanent. They can even continue after a person has stopped taking the substance.
There are a few ways a person can take drugs, including injection, inhalation and ingestion. The effects of the drug on the body can depend on how the drug is delivered.
For example, the injection of drugs directly into the bloodstream has an immediate impact, while ingestion has a delayed effect. But all misused drugs affect the brain.
They cause large amounts of dopamine, a neurotransmitter that helps regulate our emotions, motivation and feelings of pleasure, to flood the brain and produce a “high.” Eventually, drugs can change how the brain works and interfere with a person’s ability to make choices, leading to intense cravings and compulsive drug use.
Over time, this behavior can turn into a substance dependency, or drug addiction.
Today, more than 7 million people suffer from an illicit drug disorder, and one in four deaths results from illicit drug use. In fact, more deaths, illnesses and disabilities are associated with drug abuse than any other preventable health condition.
People suffering from drug and alcohol addiction also have a higher risk of unintentional injuries, accidents and domestic violence incidents.
Illicit drug use poses risks for pregnant women and their babies. Drugs may contain impurities that can be harmful to an unborn baby.
Pregnant women who use drugs may be more likely to harm the fetus with risky behaviors and poor nutrition. Drug use can lead to premature birth or low birth weight.
It can also cause the baby to have withdrawal symptoms (sometimes in the form of neonatal abstinence syndrome), birth defects or learning and behavioral problems later in life.
These among others are many effect of drug abuse or drug addiction
The bad news is that, just like alcohol and smoking people find it very difficult to avoid drug abuse even if it leading them to their early grave.
So Many violent among youth or cause by mostly young adults in our society today has something to do with drug abuse.
Just like other substances abuse, we must avoid drug so as to preserves our lives and future.
Although it is said to be a normal thing to masturbate,
Indeed, many people find that masturbating helps them concentrate better. As such, they might masturbate before working, studying, or taking a test.
There’s no scientific explanation for this, as it hasn’t been studied specifically. However, this sense of clarity and focus might be a result of feeling relaxed and happy after an orgasm.
For some, masturbating can be a way of practicing self-love, getting to know your body, and spending quality time on your own.
Because you’re learning to enjoy your own body and figuring out what feels pleasurable for you, masturbation can boost your self-esteem.
While there are proven benefits, some people do have negative experiences with masturbation.
What excessive masturbation does to men is that, when you frequently release sperm it drains your body energy, even the energy require to reproduce the sperm.
When this happen, your body will be force to take energy from your brain to produce sperm, which will drain blood from your brain, and this put you at risk of mental disorder.
Excessive masturbation makes you crave for rougher or harder sex, it affects your relationship with your partner, it causes physical injury or harm to the genitals, you are having difficulty in achieving orgasm gradually, it forces you to isolate yourself from the real world.
Masturbation can also affect you in ways like, your daily activities, job, family, friends etc, Trouble forming emotional bond with others, Uncontrollable sexual thoughts, fantasies or feelings, Lack of attraction towards opposite sex, among others.
So, it is advisable that if you can totally avoid masturbation you should limit it.
I will do it, I still have time, I can do it tomorrow, if I can’t do it this year I will do it next year, and that is how we propounded our future till forever.
Every day of a man’s life comes with its responsibility and failure to take advantage of every moment of your life will end you up with regrets.
When an idea comes to you, write it down, take advantage of that grace to make it a reality, if you postpone it till next time, the next time also has something to offer and it will be very difficult to execute two great ideas at a time.
Opportunity lost they say might not be regained. So many people who would have been great today bewitched themselves because of procrastination.
Procrastination they say is one of the biggest ‘if not the worst dream killer’ of all time. Many people who hate the kind of job they do or the place they live now or wish to be like the person who has made it great are victims of procrastination.
The worst part of it is that you become its victim before you realize it.
Many people who are great today have their own side of this story to tell, how procrastination almost messed up their life, and often when this experience is shared many people will also narrate the same road at a point in their life but allowed it to overcome them, they realize they would had even done better than the great man who triumph if they had taken a bold step.
When an inspiration or ideas comes to you don’t hesitate to write it down, it will not stay long because it has a spirit behind it.
It can come to you when you are eating or when you are at work, when you are in the toilet or when you are reading, when you are doing exercise or when you are just walking on the road.
Inspirations or ideas can also come to you when you are listening to other people’s stories or when you are in a lonely place.
When an inspiration or idea comes don’t hesitate to write it down or take action- you might forget or might never be able to put it to action again.
So be wise to take advantage of every moment in your life, the worst enemy every person has is himself, if you are used to giving in to procrastination then be ready to end with a bunch of regrets.
Laziness can be referred to as the unwillingness to work or use one’s energy. It can also be referred to as being idle. Laziness frequently comes as procrastination, the act of postponing or delaying a task that should be accomplished. It is also linked to depression. When depression sets in, most people find it difficult to get their head straight and embark on something productive. People with this trait could be dangerous.
Lazy people bring others down with them, and most times they feel avoided by most people. These people are probably separating themselves from the possible destruction from your depression and negativity.
Lazy people have very little or no options. Both their choice of work and opportunities for advancement are limited.
Selfishness motivates times of laziness. When you are lazy, you are definitely avoiding something, and your actions will be chosen by your selfish desires to satisfy your flesh.
Lazy people are usually characterized by lack of concern or paying no attention to responsibilities.
Lazy people gossip a lot, and this is because they do not want to focus on the idleness and laziness present in their own lives.
A lazy person completes a task without purpose. It’s just like a butcher going through the stress to kill an animal and then abandons the carcass to rot.
One of the dangers of being lazy and having an idle mindset is the impact on other people. This is very true for those in leading roles from presidents to parents. Most of the time, they have dreams but fail to back it up with action. They are greedy and can never be satisfied. They frustrate and discourage their subordinates. They fail to warn their followers of the dangers ahead.
All these can be avoided if only you can be more proactive. Laziness is not a harm cause to only yourself but also people around you.
Stop the habit of laziness and start getting things done otherwise you will be a virus to humanity.
Jealousy and envy are highly related. They are the result of the toxic combination of anxiety-based insecurity, anger, and an obsession with comparing oneself to others (often very poorly).
Jealousy also has a very strong root in fear- especially of losing praise or love from the object of one’s affection, or that something that one has will be taken from them.
It is also rooted in an individual’s longing for significance and security. Jealousy usually involves a triangle of three individuals- the jealous individual, their rival (often misperceived), and the person whose attention is being competed for.
Envy is the desire for what others have (i.e., status, lifestyle, possessions, characteristics, or relationships). If it is not controlled, it can develop into contempt, malice, and the destruction of others.
It manifests it self through dislike for others and irritation over their prosperity. It is fueled by expectations that one deserves recognition and success over another individual and, as a result, is linked to greed and pride.
Envy is the opposite of love because while love celebrates the good of another, envy seeks to destroy another in order to benefit oneself.
The initial stage of jealousy and envy involves an individual having a desire for what another person has.
When this feeling is not controlled or tended to, it develops into disdain or scorn for the other person simply because they remind the individual of what they are lacking.
If uncontrolled, the feeling can also lead to malice, in which the individual wishes to destroy the good in the other person’s life.
This is done with the idea that if the individual cannot experience the pleasure that the person has from that good, then that person shouldn’t be able to either.
Someone who has this habit often finds himself in it forever. They hate almost everybody that is progressing or because they cannot achieve the same success. Envy is also a habit someone can get addicted to.
There are many reasons why people should not play the lottery and several more why it should be viewed as poor public policy.
People play the lottery in hopes of winning large sums of money. Most of us have a tendency to want more things or to want nicer things than we currently own.
The lottery suggests that one can easily get such things, not by working hard, but by buying little paper tickets which, truth be told, generally ave no connection to your success in life.
Statistically, playing the lottery doesn’t make good financial sense. The lottery is designed to be a money-making tool for government coffers.
In fact, state governments make quite a bit of money via various state and regional lotteries, and all of that money ultimately comes from people who had hoped to defy the laws of mathematics.
The lottery can rightly be viewed as a tax on people who are bad at math. And unfortunately, oftentimes those who spend the most money on the lottery are those who can least afford to spend money on non-essentials.
People with limited resources have been lured into wasting some of those resources on a government shell game.
Just because the lotteries have been with us for decades doesn’t mean we should begin to view them as harmless. Second, the underlying reason why lotteries exist and are very profitable is lodged within all of our hearts to some degree or another.
Innate selfishness causes us to want what we have not earned, and it causes us to want more than God has given us through the ordinary means of hard work and careful stewardship.
Those who want to get rich fall into temptation and a trap and into many foolish and harmful desires that plunge people into ruin and destruction. For the love of money is the root of all kinds of evil.
The need for food is a basic requirement for human survival, and it adds to a person’s wellness. In addition to its natural life sustaining provisions, it is also a source of contentment and enjoyment.
A man or woman is able to receive happiness and gratification through various tastes, smells, textures, etc.
Unfortunately, food can be abused just like illicit drugs, and a person can eventually develop a food addiction.
There is research-based evidence that suggests foods high in sugar, salt, and/or fat can trigger the pleasure sensors in the brain creating strong feelings of pleasure and satisfaction.
This response is similar to a cocaine addict, whose reward center is turned on when abusing cocaine.
When a person becomes addicted to the “high” that is felt while eating particular types of food, the man or woman suffering from the addiction will continue to eat even when they are no longer hungry. This in turn creates a nasty progression of food addiction.
As the cocaine addict continues to abuse the drug in order to feel the high, so does the individual who continues to binge upon foods that induce pleasurable feelings.
This person will eat in excess and eat much more than what is necessary for healthy living and proper nutrition. The continued abuse of food will lead to physical, emotional and social penalties such as obesity, heart disease, depression, low-self worth and isolation.
Like the drug addict, the food addict will constantly engage in the destructive behaviors of overeating and gorging on food to induce the endorphin rush of feeling pleasure.
It is imperative that a person who has developed a food addiction seek professional help.
So, avoid being a slave to some certain lifestyles that can destroy you both mental, physical and otherwise.