Every form of addiction is bad, no matter whether the narcotic be alcohol, morphine or idealism, C.G. Jung.
It’s gonna get harder before it gets easier. But it will get better, you just gotta make it through the hard stuff first, LiveLifeHappy.
Addiction is a brain disorder characterized by compulsive engagement in rewarding stimuli despite adverse consequences. Addictions ruin lives and destroy families. There are a lot of addictions out there, for example alcohol, drugs, gaming, shopping, and pornography. Other addictions that we are only going to mention, but should also be taken very seriously are:
Smoking. Tobacco kills up to half of its users, and more than eight million people each year lose their lives as a result of direct tobacco use, World Health Organization.
Cyber addiction. It is the compulsive and uncontrollable use of computers, tablets, phones, and the Internet to the point that it interferes with daily life. People suffering from this addiction spend more and more time online and even stay connected when they should be doing something else. It refers to a wide range of problematic online behaviour, such as online shopping, gambling, gaming, cybersex, or social media overuse. It has been linked with headaches, depression, anxiety, isolation, marital problems, sexual addiction, poor academic and professional performance, problems with gambling, etc.
Sexual addiction or hypersexuality. This has been associated with people who have sexual urges that feel out of control, who engage in persistent and escalating patterns of sexual behaviour (an excessive consumption of pornographic materials and aphrodisiacs, the person engages in sex with multiple partners and/or has extramarital affairs, exhibitionism, public sex, sex with prostitutes, compulsive masturbation, etc.) despite increasingly negative consequences to themselves and others. It ruins marriages, relationships, careers, and in many cases lives (for instance, 38% of men and 45% of women with sex addictions have a venereal disease as a result of their behavior).
Television addiction. Heavy viewers get trapped watching TV, YouTube, Netflix or similar services. They watch it an average of four or more hours per day. They do not want to watch it as much as they do, and yet find themselves unable to reduce their viewing time. It is associated with eye problems, sleep disorders, obesity, depression, loneliness, interpersonal communication problems, etc. - Others: Kleptomania is the inability to refrain from the urge to steal regardless of economic need. It can lead to arrest and jail time. Mythomania (compulsion to tell lies), the person lies frequently and for no apparent reason. It destroys relationships, families, careers, and lives. They might have a very low self esteem, feel worthless or rejected. Pyromania, Compulsive hoarding, Violence, Voyeurism, etc.