Drug Alcohol And Porn Addiction Problems

Addiction is a difficult and devastating problem, even though the goal of the addiction is to find pleasure, or relief in the form of escape from reality. Unfortunately, solutions the addict turns to are progressively detrimental to the mind and the body, and can even end the existence of that person.

Perhaps that is why the addict suffers from such extreme denial that they have a problem. The alcoholic will tell stories about how they drive better after drinking, and the drug addict will swear they think more clearly when stoned. A sex addict craves the good feelings they get from sex without considering the down side of their wanderings, thinking perhaps that whatever happens will always happen to someone else.

This addiction has the person constant craving that special feeling of good, or high, the state where the mind only floats above all the world until time virtually stops still. What possibly could be a good thing, if it were real, is in reality extremely negative to the person and dangerous, possibly life threatening. The attempt to escape through addiction can result in a form of unintended suicide. The memories and the life are erased forever.

It is sad that so many people are addicted to drugs, alcohol, sex, and other obsessions. What is it about reality that they want to escape from? There is a story in the Bible of an attempt to have it all, wine, women, and song, but the goal of satisfaction was never reached. People who tend to move towards an addictive lifestyle are those without bonds to other human beings. They may lack or have a bad family life or history of abuse. They may hang around with others who are bad influences, co-dependents who are not helpful to the person who wants to find a way out of their addiction. At some point, there is a lack of human connections, and the drug and alcohol abuse can then lead to interrupted brain connections.

The disconnected person seeks relief in food, booze, drugs, sex, or other endless pursuits of the happiness they think will occur when they at last can dim out the problems in their life, the bad memories, abuse, and other negatives. It does not work in the end, and the addict faces disease, disaster, and death.

One of the biggest problems today in the U.S. is overweight, even in children. People are drugging themselves into diseases like diabetes, heart disease, high blood pressure, strokes, and early death by their food addictions. Not unlike drugs or alcohol, or sex, food addictions are an attempt to self medicate with the addictive substance. It becomes a societal problem with health care, and the genetic factors that help pass this particular addiction along in families.

Being disciplined, acknowledging and dealing with reality are solutions to some addictions. Others can only be stopped by drastic confinements, and social programs. Any way you look at it, addiction problems are expensive, to the person and to society.

Jon Elton writes about these addictions and more at his porn addiction help blog. If you have trouble with a porn addiction or any addiction go check out the site.

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