Posted on May 06, 2006 | Comments 0
Today I am taking the first step to recover from my addiction. Today, I will become master of my mind and body. Today, I accept that I am an addict and will work hard to recover from my addictions.
Characterization of Addictioins
Addiction is a powerful influence that links to impulses, cravings, withdrawals, etc. Addiction is the state or quality of becoming addicted to a particular substance, chemical, etc. Addictions often stem from compulsive needs, which become habit-forming. The person might become addicted to heroin, nicotine, alcohol, sex, pornography, relationships, drugs, etc, or else have an additive personality. The addiction is often characterized by tolerance and well–definedphysiologicalsymptoms, especially upon withdrawal.
When you have an addiction problem, it is often difficult to seek help, since the addiction is controlling your body and mind. It is important that you realize that addiction is a habit; therefore, if you start the process of adhering to healthier habits you have a chance of fighting and winning your addiction.
If you are feeling depressed, it is often coming from the helplessness you feel from being the slave of addiction. To fight this disease you will need strength of character and a purpose to live. The purpose of life is essential, since most people addicted lack the need to live, i.e. they feel that they will die anyway so whatâ€™s the use.
Depressions, Emotions, Impulses and Compulsions
Depression stems from emotions. When a person is not in touch with his or her emotions the emotions, impulses, compulsions often take over. At this point, the person is lead through life and often it is on a roller coaster.
Your answers are often within you, and all you need is to pull up your personal psychiatrist and let him/her go to work. Self-talk and role-playing is two of the best tools for finding answers to your problems. Yet, this is not enough since you will need a support system. Most centers or meetings working through addictions will follow a twelve-step program. The first step is acceptance. Once you learn to accept you have a problem the rest of the battle is downhill riding, i.e. you will see obstacles in your way with vigilance. Sometimes you will fail, but it is important to avoid beating self up.
Addictions can lead to crime, arrest, hospitalization, and/or death. Regardless of the type of addiction you endure, consequences will follow. If you fail to see these consequences, likely you will fail in your journey to recovery.
Addictions are powerful influences, which link to impulses, compulsions, obsessions, cravings, withdrawals, etc. Addiction is the state or quality of becoming addicted to a particular substance, chemical, or excitement. Addictions often stem from compulsive needs, which become habit-forming. The person might become addicted to heroin, nicotine, alcohol, sex, pornography, relationships, drugs, etc, or else have an additive personality. The addiction is often characterized by tolerance and well–definedphysiologicalsymptoms, especially upon withdrawal.
When you first try to fight your addiction, you will experience withdrawal symptoms. Do not worry since this is a part of healing. If you have excessive shaking, and inability to control self during the fight to stop you might want to seek professional help to avoid problems. Some addicts are susceptible, and will shake violently once they try to stop their addiction.
If you have to go to the hospital, do not think of it as a shame rather think of it as a support system that is goaled to better your life: One of the better choices for dealing with addictions is learning to know God and pray each day, asking for help to stop your addiction before it stops you!
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