Addiction is defined as: The repeated involvement with a substance or activity, despite the substantial harm it now causes, because that involvement was (and may continue to be) pleasurable and/or valuable.
Addiction is a common problem that is mostly associated with toxic substances, such as drugs, alcohol, and other well-known harmful substances. However, addiction comes in many different forms and affects many people. Other types of addiction can include those related to:
• Playing video games
• Internet use
What causes addiction?
Some people may turn to addiction as a way of blocking out a difficult situation in their lives, such as unemployment, family problems, depression, a difficult break up, or any other emotionally stressful situation.
Addiction can also be difficult to pull away from because of the pleasure it provides, both emotionally and physically. These brief moments of enjoyment can make it difficult for a person to pull away from addiction, even though they know it is not good for them. Furthermore, when a person tries to stop their addiction, they can experience withdrawal symptoms due to no longer experiencing the feeling of a ‘high’.
How can addiction affect you?
As well as causing physical and psychological problems, addiction can also have negative consequences on a victim’s family and friends. A person’s career, relationships, and health are also factors that can be negatively affected by addiction.
Breaking The Habit is an effective meeting that has been specifically designed to help and support addicts.
These meetings will help you make progress through your journey to recovery. It doesn’t matter how long you have been addicted or your history; our aim is to help you break free from addiction once and for all.