Addiction : The Problem Of Addiction

1352 Words Oct 18th, 2016 6 Pages
“I have absolutely no pleasure in the stimulants in which I sometimes so madly indulge. It has not been in the pursuit of pleasure that I have periled life and reputation and reason. It has been the desperate attempt to escape from torturing memories, from a sense of insupportable loneliness and a dread of some strange impending doom” (2016, Tag, B.). Not very many people understand why addiction brings out the worst in others, they only see what they are doing, not what the addiction is doing to them. It must be understood that it is a journey to overcome addiction. Some do not want to overcome it, but they will be better off. Everyone has an addiction to take the pain away, and not everyone realizes that they are addicted because addiction creates a false euphoria, but in reality, it is a nightmare. Addiction is an unusually great interest in something, sometimes a harmful need, to do or have some substance, habit, activity, or thing.
There are many different types of addiction, and although they cause the same feelings of want and need, they are very different. According to HealthyPlace, impulse control disorders, behavioral, and addiction to substances are the types of addiction (2016, “Types of Addiction”). Impulse control disorders is a class of psychiatric disorders characterized by impulsivity, failure to resist a temptation, urge or impulse that may harm oneself or others. Some of these include intermittent explosive disorder, the compulsive aggressive and…
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