It’s PROFOUND when someone says “I am not addicted”, I say, Bullshit your not, even I would say about me I am an addictive person if I dabbled in anything that isn’t healthy…
We all either do two things ignore ones bullshit, or we do something about one’s bullshit and quit!
I found the fabulous, open and brave man over the internet and I cannot tell you how honoured I am to see such a brave decent and open man telling his story of himself.
So, vividly with a sense of humility, openness, a brave man opens his heart and soul to his deepest and darkest moments, nothing in life is ever easy now is it… I do praise you so much and I will be following you very closely because I believe what your saying is valid and honest, truthful and god only knows that we could do with more people like you my friend.. thank you, thank you and most of all thank you xxx
Here is his link to his video of his own path about his wins and challenges.. it truly is an amazing video of a man that I am so damn proud to watch… bowing to your bravery my friend…
So what Is an Addiction?
Addiction is a psychological and physical inability to stop consuming a chemical, drug, activity, or substance, even though it is causing psychological and physical harm.
Addiction is a condition in which a person engages in the use of a substance or in behavior for which the rewarding effects provide a compelling incentive to repeatedly pursue the behavior despite detrimental consequences.
Addiction may involve the use of substances such as alcohol, inhalants, opioids, cocaine, nicotine, and others, or behaviors such as gambling.
There is scientific evidence that the addictive substances and behaviors share a key neurobiological feature—they intensely activate brain pathways of reward and reinforcement, many of which involve the neurotransmitter dopamine.
Complex conditions that affect reward, reinforcement, motivation, and memory systems of the brain, substance use, and gambling disorders are characterized by impaired control over usage;
- social impairment, involving disruption of everyday activities and
- and may involve craving. Continuing use is typically harmful to relationships and work or school obligations.
Another distinguishing feature is that individuals may continue the activity despite physical or psychological harm incurred or exacerbated by use.
And typically, tolerance to the substance increases, as the body adapts to its presence.
Addiction vs. misuse
Not everyone that misuses a substance has an addiction.
Drug addiction and drug misuse are different.
Misuse refers to the incorrect, excessive, or non-therapeutic use of body- and mind-altering substances.
However, not everybody that misuses a substance has an addiction.
Addiction is the long-term inability to moderate or cease intake.
For example, a person who drinks alcohol heavily on a night out may experience both the euphoric and harmful effects of the substance.
However, this does not qualify as an addiction until the person feels the need to consume this amount of alcohol regularly, alone, or at times of day when the alcohol will likely impair regular activities, such as in the morning.
A person who has not yet developed an addiction may be put off further use by the harmful side effects of substance abuse.
For example, vomiting or waking up with a hangover after drinking too much alcohol may deter some people from drinking that amount anytime soon.
Someone with addiction will continue to misuse the substance in spite of the harmful effects.