Addiction in Today’s World

A-lot of light has been shed on addiction over the past several years. Although there are several things that a person can become addicted to, some are far more common than others. Some of the most common addictions include drugs, food and sex. In the subsequent paragraph, each one will be discussed, respectively.

An image of someone doing drugs is what comes to mind when most people think about addiction. Abusing drugs both illicit and prescription, have become very common in our society. Abusing drugs can severely impact a person’s mental, emotional and physical health. It can also affect those that live around him or her. Most people who are addicted to drugs have trouble admitting that there is a problem. Until a person acknowledges that there is indeed a problem, he or she will not be able to get help. There are many drug rehab centers that are available for a person that has a drug addiction. The staff at these centers can help a person get clean, stay clean and lead a drug-free life.

Food is another one of the most common addiction in our society. It partially explains the obesity epidemic, which does not appear to be going down. A person who is addicted to food overeats constantly and consumes way more than the recommended amount of calories per day. A person who commits gluttony everyday may feel guilty and fat after the fact. Being addicted to food can cause a person to gain weight at an alarming weight, which can lead to even more health problems. Someone who is addicted to food should seek counseling. A counselor will help a person determine why he or she is addicted to food and help him or her find alternatives to overeating.

Sex is a part of life for most people and it actually can be a healthy thing, but when someone is addicted to it; that is when it becomes a problem. The number of people that are addicted to sex has risen drastically in our society. This is often related to a porn addiction either at work or home or both. Our over-sexed society may be partially to blame, but there is usually another underlying cause of that addiction. A person who is addicted to sex is at an increased risk for many other problems, such as STD’S and marital problems (if he or she is married). That is why he or she should seek counseling immediately to help identify the problem that caused the sexual addiction and find a solution to it.

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