The Dangers Of Addiction

You may ask yourself what is addiction? Addiction is a habit that is hard to quit. Whether or not it is pleasurable or unpleasant, can heal or harm, define or break you, you still continue to do it because it makes you feel on top of the world. The control that addiction can have over you is something that is often underestimated. Users are usually unaware that their behaviors are out of proportion and causing problems not only to themselves, but also to their peers. Regardless of the negatives, your mind keeps telling you to continue the habit. Addiction is an escape. It is the feeling that you get when you feel powerless. "I didn 't choose to become an addict. I chose to experiment, to escape” (Firshein). It is the feeling you get when …show more content…
It is all those family problems that trouble you. It is all the people that make you feel insecure. It is the feeling you get when you think everyone is better than you. Everyone has a low point one time in their life, but those who suffer from depression do not overcome it as easily. This is when substance abuse becomes the right answer and you become addicted. Addiction is routine. You become more and more immune to the substances in your body it doesn’t even become a choice anymore. You wake up in the morning, and do what makes you feel like you fit in. You do what makes you forget about all those complications you have in your life. It becomes more of a routine anymore, rather than a choice. Just like if you don’t have your morning coffee, you will go insane. Substance abuse is the same. It becomes so much of a habit, that if you don’t have it you will go crazy. You will feel like you can’t complete the day without …show more content…
If an individual does not believe that substance abuse is a concern they will most likely continue the behavior. Denial is normal in most cases though. Addicts will tend to deny that something is wrong with them, although it is obvious to everyone else. The individual will have many explanations explaining why their life is so troubled, while denial is when they are unable to notice the real cause. Individuals in denial have a tendency to see beyond their “culprit” so they do not have the incentive to stay “clear-headed.” Addiction is destruction. While the person is in denial, they do not realize the effects it has on the peers around them. Friendships, families, and yourself will be out on the line of destruction. “His addiction had taken over his mind and actions, until he was not the person he used to be” ( ). Destruction begins when you become careless. You do not think before you speak and you will put people you use to care so much about after you. “He was an uncaring, alcohol fixated human, who was willing to lose his wife and child over a bottle” ( ). Substance abuse will destroy. Isn’t there another way to fix your

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