What is Addiction?
Addictions are very complex in how they can be defined. Presently there are hundreds, if not thousands of ailments that are plaguing the minds of those who are yet to confront their inner-demons and finally kick their life-threatening habits.
Addictions are formed through the mind gaining a dependence on an alien chemical that is implemented into the body through a variety of different impulses and reactions.
These addictions will grip onto these peoples lives as if they were a manifestation of your worst possible self. It is important to state that no person is the same and that although treatments are available, not all will find peace with these potential solutions to normality.
Those suffering from these addictions often describe the pain as being in a continuous cycle, a vicious cycle that demands you continue the routine of taking these harmful substances in order to feel a certain way to continue the routine of everyday life.
When one tries to quit their addictions on their own, they start to feel tense, almost giving the illusion that one more means one more, when in reality, one more continues to spin that cycle.
When does Addiction become a mental health issue?
Addictions vary in terms of severity as we’ve already mentioned. There are those of us who will have the willpower to take their addictions head-on while coming out the other side healthy.
But for those that stay within their circles, the journey can be a never-ending one. These addictions cause the brain to light up in ways that it normally wouldn’t, these drugs are unpredictable, that give the user a warped sense of reality. It goes without saying but the cravings one might feel from an addiction, can cause them to act in a way that they normally wouldn’t which can cause outbursts and even violence.
This is when you know that this is a mental health issue. Alcohol and drugs are some of the more known addictions, although those addicted to sex and other ailments might find that they are just as involved in the inner-turmoil that these addictions can bring forth.
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An alternative path in order to treat Addiction.
If one wishes to tackle these issues head-on then there are treatments out there, you need only look. Take for example The Hudson Mind Theory (HMT), which could serve as a potential solution. This theory works in a similar way to hypnotherapy in that it gives you the ability to control your consciousness in ways you didn’t know existed previously.
With this theory, you are given the ability to control your own mental wellbeing despite being very much of the opinion that this is something that you may not come back from.
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