How Tto Overcome An Addiction

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How to Overcome an Addiction

I. Introduction
Thesis statement: People can overcome addictions by changing three main aspects of their lives which are: self-esteem, social circle and entertainment.

II. Body
A. People’s self-esteem need to be improved in some aspects.
1. Deep personal knowledge
a. Answer questions like who I am, what I want
b. Know weaknesses and strengths
2. Confidence
a. Example of what make drugs to people
3. Expectations
a. How expectations help people feel good
B. Social circle must be changed to help people’s progress.
1. People influence on decisions
a. Example member of the family who is a smoker
2. Sober group encourages good habits.
a. Healthy people influence healthy life
b. Example (quote
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On the contrary, if people choose a sober group they would be encouraged to do things that are profitable for them. For example, healthy people live a healthy life and people who are around them would have a healthy life too. Why? Because they would be informed about the things they eat, the things they do and so on. According to Dieken people are influenced by others when they find something valuable to grab (155). Moreover, people have to get along with others that have the same goals; consequently, they are going to be pushed to accomplish all their objectives and they are going to feel supported not only intellectually but also emotionally. One example are students who study architecture, when they have to do a project they are always assisting each other, finding solutions for the problematic and also cheering one another.
Though the other points are important, this point is extremely important because it explains why people start having addictions. Finding another way of entertainment will help people to overcome an addiction. Why do people start having bad habits that later would become an addiction? There are two main words to blame, laziness and boredom which make people wonder what to do all the time and obviously to make bad decisions. When people are lazy they are inclined to take the shortcut. Hence, they suffer because they feel unable, with low self-esteem and those facts have a tendency to make people want to try something new, which are

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