What is addiction? It is an inability to stop using a mind altering drug or substance. Addiction can also be an addiction to an adrenalin rush. Addiction will never be satisfied with one moment of Euphoria or relief. One Drink will never be enough one moment of gambling or pornography will never suffice. Emotionally the addict cannot stop even in the face of worst possible consequence. Dictionary meaning: addiction - being abnormally tolerant to and dependent on something that is psychologically or physically habit-forming (especially alcohol or narcoticdrugs)But also cutting,eating disorders, porn, gambling, sex etc.
It is an inability to stop weather emotionally, physically or mentally. The addict finds himself/herself chronically dependent to and in a love affair with his/her drug of choice. There are different reasons why he or she continues to use: It is fun and it feels good, it numbs the pain, it helps one to cope with the life's pressures.
At first the road to addiction begins with the need to feel confidant or accepted or simply the curiosity of knowing what it feels like. Some addictions addict a person instantly like crack cocaine or heroine followed by sex addictions. Alcohol addiction is slower into
developing into full blown addiction but claims the most lives in South Africa followed by prescription or over the counter medications. Pornography is also a very devastating addiction because of its secrecy and easy accessibility.