Noun:The fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity.
Dear readers, we always say ‘Addiction! Addiction!’, without even knowing what it really is. In the best way I think, I can explain how it feels like to be addicted to a particular thing. I have spoken to several people about addiction and I always ask one simple question. ‘Can we say Addiction is a disease or will you say Addiction is a disease?’
It’s very hard to confess or admit that I have a problem with Addiction but I know very well that after reading this blog, you will know your relation with Addiction too. So we are all one when it comes to addiction! *LOL* I have made it a policy to tell the closest people in my life but sometimes the closest people themselves will just make you feel bad about it, not so fair.
Hiding It: Shame and Emotional Cycle
Most addicts harbor an urge to hide what it feels like a terrible secret, myself included anyway. Sometimes we keep secrets because we don’t want others to get hurt or allowing our emotions get to us. You feel bad when someone calls you an addict, right? We all know the things we are addicted to but sometimes we refuse to accept the fact that we are addicts. Some few hours ago, I had a call from someone very close and the person asked what I was doing at that very moment. It’s a she anyway so ‘wonder no more‘ , Yeah so I told her I was writing a blog on Addiction. She then asked, ‘Are you an addict?’ My reply was NO! *LOL* You see, it’s very difficult to accept the fact that you are an addict even when you really know the things that you are addicted to. Addicts feel an overwhelming need to use in stressful situations, and then they feel irrevocably guilty, since really they don’t want to use the stuff in the first place. I’m addicted to the use of Smart-phones, a day or two without it makes me feel like I’ve lost everything in the world so I do everything possible to get one even when I don’t get my money right. I always make a promise to myself that I will stay away from it but at the end of the day I go back to it. Jokers on Twitter will say But Did You Die!!
Like an addict, I always try not to think about it and trying to avoid situations that set me off. I don’t know if I’m right but I think Addiction can be linked to Love. The love we have for something can make us addicts. It’s sad when people are so bold that they are not addicts but lets talk about relationships here. Sometimes we can be so addicted to the people we go out with that we can’t afford to let them go. Even when we let them go, they still come back into our life not because of love but we are so used to them as I explained earlier. We spend our time on places like Social Networks all day when we know very well that we have very important things to do. Addiction to me is like a spirit that controls the mind, you know when you are getting there but you just can’t help. I find myself to be an addict to so many things around me. When addiction gets to a more chronic stage, we find it difficult to fight it or leave it behind. I must confess but I’m so addicted to Twitter, of which I have no insight about. I just cant explain what led to the addiction.
Blackberry and its addiction is a typical example (Daily life activities)
It’s sad when people say ‘I can’t live without my BB’! The question here is WHY?
Work Balances and Educational Challenges
Addiction can take tolls in your career and actually frame the shape of it in less than obvious ways. Addiction gets to people at workplaces and in schools. Let me know if you fall under this category. An example is Tweeting, Instant Messaging (BBM, Whatsapp, Skype……etc). Its funny when people say they are at work or in a lesson but they end up combining all these things while they work. Addiction can actually change lives and careers. Addiction is a big challenge for most students in various institutions which results in poor academic disturbance. Addiction can make you forget how to manage your time. Alie? I play video games everyday which is a very bad habit, a part of me I can’t handle
When addiction gets to you, you always want to Multitask
I personally think that giving love and understanding helps leave addiction behind Trying to understand what you are going through helps, because sometimes we don’t know how to express how it feels. Like describing an emotion, sometimes it’s hard to form in words, especially if your audience can’t fathom feeling the same way. The point is, lets give it a try. I’ve nearly ruined relationships by my inability to explain my disorder, by hiding it and by just not knowing.
A word for my Fellow Addicts!
We do love you, and we’re sorry we put you through this hard journey of ours. We don’t mean to, and we’re trying to figure out how to work on it. The trouble is, no one really knows how. *whew* that was Addiction speaking. I hope we can all try and leave addiction behind.
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