There are so many different types of addiction today and they seem to be increasing as time goes by.
The most common addictions people think of when they hear the word addiction are those to alcohol and drugs. These two may be the most common and affect the largest number of people, however, many people struggle with other types of addiction.
I will touch on the most common addictions in this article.
At one point in time smoking was the cool or the in thing to do. However, smoking is not the problem, but the addiction to nicotine is. Many people have tried and failed many times to quit their nicotine addiction.
Today smoking is less tolerated. There have been many laws passed which have made those people who smoke more of a target. This has helped to reduce nicotine addiction considerably over time.
Who would have thought that eating would become a problem. However, with the number of fast food restaurants and television food shows, eating, or over eating has become one of the biggest health risks in the U.S.
As a society we are becoming less and less active which only compounds the problem. The risks of diabetes and heart disease only complicate this particular addiction.
One of the fastest growing addictions has to be video games. This addiction affects people of all ages, from our young children all the way to the baby boomer’s.
What begins as a form of entertainment can easily progress in to an obsession. The popularity and the prices people pay for the newest players and games should give all of us an idea how this addiction has taken over many peoples lives.
The increasing popularity of the Internet has been accompanied by a rise in Internet addiction. Whether people are ensnared in chat, forums, web surfing or other online pursuits, the time spent in front of the computer can escalate into addiction territory.
Internet addiction is often accompanied by other types of addictions, such as an addiction to video games, porn, or online gambling.
For many people, sex is an addiction. Conquests become never-ending. The range of behaviors includes relation-hopping and mistaken addictions to what passes for love, where those affected look for love in all the wrong places and people.
Now here’s one that will surprise you. Shopping has become an addiction. Yes, I said shopping. The availability of credit cards has prompted people to purchase what ever their heart desires, even if they can’t afford to pay for it.
The shopping addiction has a dramatic income on families by ruining credit ratings and pushing bankruptcies and housing foreclosures to extreme levels.
Does reading about any of these addictions make you squirm in your seat? Well hang on, there’s help on the way. Stay tuned as we show you ways to over come your addictions.
If you’re like any one of the millions of people today caught in the throws of addiction, then you understand the frustration that comes with trying to live your life each and every day.
Perhaps you’re one of those people who as a result of their addiction has ended up in the courthouse, or even the psychiatric hospital. Maybe you’re homeless and living on the street, having to survive doing things you otherwise wouldn’t even imagine doing.
The truth of the matter is that it doesn’t matter where you are at this moment. What’s important is that you know and understand that there is a way to come up out of the hole your addiction has thrown you into.
There is a way to addiction recovery.
It’s easier than you think. Trust me. All it takes for you to get started is a desire to be a better person.
Addiction recovery is about self empowerment, even though perhaps you’ve been told over and over again that you’ll always be an addict.
Perhaps you yourself believe that you’ll always be an addict.
How empowering is that?
Think about it: If you’re constantly being told that you’ll always be an addict, where is there room for addiction recovery?
It is a fact that 80% of our actions are actually being run on auto pilot; that is, our sub conscience mind is doing all the work. That’s the part of our brain that we are not aware of. Fortunately, there is a way to tap into this.
You don’t need a group setting to do it, especially if your insurance doesn’t cover it; you don’t need to go away for 30 days, because quite frankly it’s just as easy to change you’re thinking without having to go anywhere.
Unless you’re being mandated to some kind of Addiction Recovery program, trust me, you can recover from addiction without all the hype.
Be prepared to take a different approach towards your recovery from addiction. If implemented, you will be discovering the real meaning of freedom.
You will know that you can recover from addiction, and you will do so with peace of mind, heart, and soul.
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