This story now
IN Lifestyle ON 02 Jul, 2015
What are you addicted to?
When we talk about addiction, what comes to our mind is either alcohol or smoking. But there are many other things apart from them. Either it is an eating habit or watching porn, when you are dependent on anything other than something regular, you should know that you have an addiction.
Addiction is the compulsive engagement to something despite knowing adverse consequences. It is a brain disorder and a root of many harmful effects.
Check this list and see how many of them you are obsessed with.
Sex addiction or hyper-sexuality is the condition where one is obsessed by sexual thoughts or behaviors. We all know the negative consequences sexual addiction brings.
Internet addiction is very similar to drug addiction. It's an impulse control disorder. Teenagers, youths and even adults are addicted to compulsive web surfing. They keep on wasting time, energy, money, and they are trapped on many life problems.
Internet pornography is one of the major addictions seen in people today. A study states that 17% of internet users have a chronic dependency of pornography. Teenagers, college students and even grown-ups include in the list who have Problematic Internet pornography viewing.
Many people use painkillers as drugs. Pain medication becomes a part of their daily life to experience sudden relief from any pain. And they use painkillers even after the pain is gone. Painkiller addiction has been emerged as a burning issue in many countries like USA. 50 people die in USA daily due to the painkiller.
Compulsive use of video games or internet games is widely seen in kids and teenagers. The addiction is directly connected with physical health. Many common health problems like headaches, sleep problems, neck/back pain and digestive problems are seen. Many notable deaths are recorded due to this addiction in countries like China, USA etc.
Caffeine is also chemically addictive. Caffeine addiction includes the dependency of tea, coffee, soft drinks and chocolates.
If you love listening to music more than a limit, you should know that you are addicted.
Food addiction or physical craving is a serious issue. Being addicted to junk food is just like a drug addiction.
Workaholism is inability to stop the working habit, and it is like other addictions. Experts say it is 'the best-dressed mental health.'
Shopping addicts are obsessed to spend money, regardless of need or financial means.
The addict continuously engages in gambling despite harmful negative consequences or a desire to stop.
Spending hours sitting in front of a television is not only the waste of time, but it gradually washes your brain ability.