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I thought of another subject that I wanted to do some research on is addictions. What causes them and just to find out more on what the reasons behind them are.

There are so many addictions, drugs, alcohol, cigarettes, sex, food & gambling and so much more these are just to name a few.

It is a shame for someone to have a addiction, let alone not admit they have a problem. I myself can see how easy it would be to have a addiction problem to certain things and other things I just can't see when it harms your health or someone you love.

Addiction what it means ~ Addiction is the continued use of a mood altering substance or behavior despite adverse dependency consequences, or a neurological impairment leading to such behaviors. Classic hallmarks of addiction include: impaired control over substances/behavior, preoccupation with substance/behavior, continued use despite consequences, and denial. Symptoms of withdrawal generally include but are not limited to anxiety, irritability, intense cravings for the substance, nausea, hallucinations, headaches, cold sweats, and tremors.



I was shocked at this page I found on line that shows what addictions there are and they say this is just a partial list. Look here. I can not believe some of the things that are listed but I can also see where they would be considered an addiction. It blows my mind how addictions can take over your life.

My son always told me you have to have the personality for a addiction to be able to allow something to take control over your life and you can not stop it or control it. I think most the time people think they are not hurting themselves by doing addictive things till it is too late.

Causes-of-addictionAddiction means a person has no control over whether he or she uses a drug or drinks. Someone who's addicted to cocaine has grown so used to the drug that he or she has to have it. Addiction can be physical, psychological, or both.

Physical Addiction
Being physically addicted means a person's body actually becomes dependent on a particular substance (even smoking is physically addictive). It also means building tolerance to that substance, so that a person needs a larger dose than ever before to get the same effects.

Someone who is physically addicted and stops using a substance like drugs, alcohol, or cigarettes may experience withdrawal symptoms. Common symptoms of withdrawal are diarrhea, shaking, and generally feeling awful.

I have found there is so much information about addictions. I am shocked.

I guess my addiction is my Cell Phone and my Computer. I would be lost without either one. I know this is a addiction for many people, how horrible it would be to live without either.

Sometimes you just have to step away and take a day to yourself without worrying what is going on with the computer. The cell phone is the same way I know we lived without them before I really just want to know I have it in case of an emergency.

I hope if you have a addiction or know someone who does that they can get the help they need. This is so important before the addiction affects everyone that they love.





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