Addiction and anti-addiction help system - are they effective ?

I am catching up with posting online my articles.

The problem with the addiction in our world is huge. Although the first 3 things which come to our mind when we are asked about it are alcohol, cigarettes and drugs we could add to the list many more things. But the point is that these other addictive things are either not so "directly destructive" or they simply being accepted as normal. And here we have for example sugar. Yes... sugar is one of the most addictive substances and few of my friends have told me about their experiment in which they stopped taking sugar for 21 days and for them it was much easier to quit smoking rather than sugar. And so the question is: "what the hell is going on here if somebody is saying that it was easier to give up cigarettes ???!!!". And most of us think that sugar is so "innocent" ! Well... I need to clear up one important thing. It is not the sugar which is the most additive substance. I must say that it is who allow ourselves to get addicted to it because otherwise it looks like we are not responsible for anything even though we decide to eat sugar and make various excuses and justifications and the sugar is to be blamed for all.

So let's have a look at other addictions... watching porn and masturbation ( this is another big one ! ), sex, Facebook, internet and computer games. I know that most of you will laugh seeing that Facebook is addiction but unfortunately for some people it has turned into addiction.

Let's continue with our list...
- chocolate,
- gambling,
- sadomasochism,
- work,
- coffee,
- competition,
- "adrenalin rush"
- and many more.

So the list of human's addictions is actually quite big and it is just that our definition of it is somehow limited. And not everything that could be classified as addiction is a chemical substance because this could be also a certain behavior.

You'll know... it is very important to say that it is not that alcohol, drugs etc. are addictive. They are just chemical substances and it is us who give it our power and it is us who become addicted. So the problem is not out there but it is always in here ( inside of us ).

To be continued...


Written: 2014 - July - 29   Published: 2014 - November - 02      © Copyright 2014 - Greg Wiater