By Jerry Goldfarb
Just what is addiction, you asked? Addiction is a
dependence on something, and is both physical and
in nature. When a person is addicted they literally need to
feed that addiction constantly. Addiction is a traitor it
sneaks up on you. People who are addicted often do not
recognize that they have a problem, they think that the
is with everyone. Addiction is different from abuse, a person
can abuse drugs and not be addicted. The two most vital
in determining addiction are tolerance and physical
Addiction is very destructive, and most of the time people who
are suffering from it end up hurting themselves and their love
ones. It is hard to overcome but once the person began to see
addiction as a problem in their life they can immediately seek
alcoholism treatment or addiction treatment.
Teens partying late at night and imbibing drugs and alcohol
added fun, often dominated the silver screen. Quite a pretty
picture isn't it? Oftentimes teens see it as an epitome.
Although Hollywood does its part to show a different side of
alcohol and drug addiction with movies like "Trainspotting"
"Girl Interrupted", the character still ended up being
and ideal in nature and often overshadows the dark side of
addiction. It is important to look at this depiction with a
cynic eye. Movies are after all for entertainment purposes
only, and there is nothing remotely entertaining about the
reality of alcohol abuse and drug addiction. Addiction can be
hell on earth and life in an Alcohol rehab and Drug Rehab can
be a nightmare.
Illegal drugs and alcohol are addicting. Records show that the
younger you are when you experiment with illegal drugs or
alcohol you are more prone to become an addict in the future.
Addiction often runs in families; you do not choose addiction,
addiction chooses you. Experimenting with drugs and alcohol is
a gamble, and the stake is your life, your personality, and
Individuals often hide their drinking or deny that the fact
that they have a problem. Signs of a possible alcoholism
include having friends or relatives express concern, being
irritated when people comment on their drinking, feeling
about their excessive alcohol consumption and thinking that
should moderate it but finds themselves unable to do so, or
needs a morning drink to steady their nerves or relieve a
On the other hand, drug dependence often begins with the
of legal drugs like prescription drugs and inhalants.
are legal substances that becomes illegal when use in a manner
that causes a person to get high. These also include aerosol
cleaners, gasoline, cleaning fluids, butane, and acetone.
things are legal to sell or buy however, they are not
substances and they are relatively cheap when compared with
People with addiction work hard to resolve them, and with the
support of family members and friends they are able to recover
on their own. However in most cases, people they usually
stop drinking or using drugs by willpower alone. A lot of them
require outside help, mostly from Alcohol Rehab or Drug Rehab.
Alcoholism treatment and addiction treatment may need
supervised detoxification to avoid possible life-threatening
withdrawal symptoms such as seizures and convulsion. Once they
are stabilized, they need help resolving psychological issues
associated with their problem drinking.
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