The Truth About Addiction

The Truth About Addiction

Addiction as explained by is a condition that occurs when a person ingests a substance (e.g., alcohol,cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continuation of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary responsibilities and concerns, such as work, relationships, or health.
The truth about addiction

People who have developed an addiction may not be aware that their behavior is out of control and causing problems for themselves and others.

THE BIGGER PICTURE IS THAT, EVERYONE IS ADDICTED! Yes you read that right, everyone even a baby, it now depends on what activity an individual is addicted to. This is called BEHAVIOURAL ADDICTION. Now you ask how do you know if you are addicted? Well our body gives signs to us on different part of the body, especially that which we have been using for that activity when we withdraw.

Most of these withdrawal signs include:

Hypnic jerks

Sore muscles

Sore joints

Twitching of fingers


These signs are mostly overlooked or seen as stress symptoms but never as signs of addiction.

Let me give you some insights as to how the body show us these signs on some common activities, which we overlook;

1. Activities that involves use of Legs for longer period of time more than normal conatantly such as:

Walking, sports that involves use of leg e.g jogging, football, or your occupation requires you use your leg constantly e.g Tailors.

If you are this category, try stopping for three days, you'd get these withdrawal signs of sore muscles or muscle pull

2. Activities that require use of the hands for longer period of time constantly which include:

Use of phone, writing, holding of items, sports activities.

If you are in this category, you'd notice twitching of the thumb of that hand after stopping for more than three days or more, like if anyone of us can stop using our hands for that long. LOL.

3. Activities that requires use of the mouth constantly

Just one activity is constant that is eating, and we all know the the sign. YAWNING. You are wondering, how can one be addicted to eating food. Let me explain, just like how some people can manage the use of cocaine and some can't as it is addictive, not every one can control how and when they eat. So yes, we are all addicted to eating but not all can control their eating habit.

4. Activities that require the use of our brain constantly for a longer period of time include sleeping.

If you are in this category, meaning yoy sleep or think more than normal then you dedide to stop for a while, you start to experience sudden jerks when you are not sleeping or when you think of sleeping.

Now you know, every one is addicted. Though some are more health troubling than others.
The Truth About Addiction The Truth About Addiction Reviewed by Aremu Segun on June 04, 2017 Rating: 5

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