Obsession And Addiction

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Obsession comes in many different forms. Depending on how deep the obsession is and what it is aimed toward, it can be very dangerous. It is “An excessive preoccupation of the thoughts or feelings; the persistent haunting or domination of the mind by a particular desire, idea, or image.” (Webster’s 1913 Dictionary) Many people say they are obsessed with their hobbies or interests, but most of the time they are simply strongly interested in their pastimes. Rarely are people truly obsessed about something, but when they are they can often forget who they are. Whatever the obsession, it consumes every minute of the obsessed persons conscious, and often unconscious, mind. It doesn’t allow thoughts of anything else unless they feed into the roaring …show more content…
While addiction and obsession may not be the same term, they are closely related. One could say he was obsessed with his addiction. He was wholly consumed with nothing but thoughts on how he could score his narcotics. He had been fully capable of holding a job. He was a hard worker and all around pleasant human being. But as his obsession with drugs became steadily more intense and his rational thought began to deteriorate. He was so consumed with his obsession he began to lose who he truly was. He had been replaced with an intense desire for his next high. It was all he thought about. His obsession led him to steal his employer’s money to get more narcotics. It drove him to steal from his family and strangers alike. His obsession compelled him to commit crimes and completely alter who he was all in the common goal of fulfilling the desires his obsession poisoned him with. It consumed him until nothing but the obsession remained. He has been sent to jail countless times. Every time he that he would finally get out, his obsession would quickly devour him and steal away a beloved brother yet …show more content…
They come to think that they must look a certain way or be a certain weight. If they do not achieve their often unrealistic goals they feel they must punish themselves. I heard of a girl who forced herself to run five miles every day. If she did not meet this standard she would harm herself physically as a punishment or not allow herself to eat. She was later hospitalized and treated for malnutrition. Being forced to gain weight she felt she had to damage herself. She was able to acquire a nail. She embedded it into her arm and hid it from the doctors and nurses. She contracted an infection and her health rapidly deteriorated even further. She came to near death because she put so much emphasis and importance on having her body be a certain way. Her obsession led to great illness and immense pain. Anorexia can affect people in a severely dangerous and damaging

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