Types of Addictions

Types Of Addictions Quote By Gene Tierney

I admire anyone who rids himself of an addiction.

There are countless types of addictions but when we think “addiction” we tend to think of drugs and alcohol, there are so many more.

And in my book I share with you many types that I had and how I overcame them Overcoming Life’s Challenges

Think of it this way – anything that prevents you with dealing with your life, your issues, or your family could be a addictive.

Of course, some types of addictions are more physically dangerous than others, but they are all a way for us to avoid painful feelings.

People can develop addictions to substances, behaviors or activities. 

What is Addiction?

The definition of addiction can be looked at in many ways, it has it has a very broad meaning. Here I show you how I have dug deeper to find the true understanding and meaning of what being addicted means.

They all have the same basic symptoms: loss of control, starting slowly then building over time, and continued use in the face of negative consequences are all indicators of addiction.

Some of these behaviors or activities may be normal, everyday occurrences such as eating or shopping, and that can make it much harder to determine if there is really a problem and it can make it easier for the person to mask the problem.

That some things are now classified as “addictions” show that we are changing how we think about types of addictions.

In the past, “addiction” simply referred to physical and psychological dependence on a substance, such as alcohol or drugs.

Previously, without a physical dependence on a drug, there could not be a diagnosis of addiction.

One reason for this change is that research has revealed that psychological dependence has much more to do with the cycle of addiction than originally thought.

People may become physically and/or psychologically dependent on many of the following substances, behaviors or activities.

These are just the most prevalent types of addictions:

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  • Addiction and recovery – Yes I have had several types of addictions, and it has been a long journey of overcoming them, some I am still fighting. It is not just about abusing drugs or alcohol, in my case it was also a case of biting my nails.
  • Overcoming addiction – I had to address each addiction and then step by step work on each one until I beat it. It isn’t easy, it does take discipline. This where I will show you how to do the steps to overcome your addiction.

addictionWe now know that for some people engaging in certain activities may create chemical changes in the brain that will cause cravings when they are away from that activity.

When someone does an activity like shopping, gambling or surfing the internet chemicals are released in the brain which creates a feeling of euphoria and well-being.

The person may then continually chase that feeling of euphoria, incessantly engaging in the behavior searching for the high which they can never recapture.

This can also be a method of coping with anxiety and depression, and someone may overuse those behaviors or activities as a way to keep anxiety or depression at bay.

Looking at the types of addictions list, you may wonder how an activity such as harmless as being on the computer can become addictive.

But if you sit at your computer to the point of physical, emotional, or mental exhaustion, or experience extreme anxiety when you cannot be online, you may be addicted to it.

An activity or behavior becomes a type of addictions when it begins to produce negative consequences and the person (or you) insist on continuing with the activity or behavior anyway.

Think about your own behavior or the behavior of people you love.

Do any of them engage in activities that started off innocent enough but are now destructive?

It may be time to get them help if you feel that they have one of these types of addictions.

Types Of Addictions Quote

We may think there is willpower involved, but more likely, change is due to want power. Wanting the new addiction more than the old one. Wanting the new me in preference to the person I am now.

 George A. Sheehan

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