Disclaimer – The post is written in Association with Health Library, Manipal Hospitals
~ Abishek Tiwan
What is addiction –
Addiction is a situation in which one is tempted or dependent or some substance or something, or in other words an unbreakable desire to try things to which a person is addicted to.
Various types of addiction are –
Drinking liquor, taking drugs, chatting, Selfies – yes over clicking is also an addiction, Tea, coffee , tobacco and many more addictions are there which becomes our bad habit.
Anything that is done in excess brings out negative result and we become used to that bad habit.
Overusing that bad habit becomes our addiction because we fill our pain reduces with that, but that is just the brighter side, darker side often leads to affecting the person badly and takes him near to death.
Everything We Think We Know About Addiction Is Wrong –
Often the word addiction is misunderstood by a bad habit, yes it is a bad habit for sure but the cause and the recovery of it are completely mistaken by common people.
Often after being addicted to the highest level, where a person can’t decide on anything related to him, his family send him to rehab center to eradicate his addiction habit and then comes the lessons on him one by one relating to recovery and disadvantages of addiction.
He is told that excessive use of alcohol gave him the habit of drinking regularly, but this is not true.
Many times at hospitals when patients are to be operated they are injected with alcoholic medicines so that they get sleep and don’t feel the excessive pain, does this means that the fellow person will be addicted to that articular alcohol now ?
Answer is A Big No, because addiction is not a chemical process and there is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.
So addiction is caused when we mentally want to get addicted to a particular thing.
I remember an old grandpa who is 86 years now and was very much addicted to use of tobacco, alcohol and cigarette.
He had these bad addictions for 50 years unlimited, and one day his grand daughter told him about the disadvantages of these all, showing him the warnings return on it related to cancer and the videos that can be harmful to his health.
From that day he decided to quit this habit and that very day he brought a new tobacco packet, which he returned to the market, and it was that day and it is today he haven’t taken those things back in hand.
He says I was illiterate, and now that I know its disadvantages Why in this world wide I eat those things, so the moral is if he can give up 50 year old addiction then why can’t people give up addictions that are not that old?
P.S – No medicine can heal your soul, so make up your soul to quit and you won’t be addicted to that particular thing again in life.
Addiction Recovery Quotes –
Few of addiction recovery quotes that add positivity to the life of an addicted person and help him recover soon are –
- Recovery is a process, it takes times, it require patience, it takes everything you have.
- I am not telling it is going to be easy, I am telling it is going to be worth it.
- There is no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.
- You are going to want to give up.
- Don’t give up, the beginning is always the hardest.