Help for Addiction

Edith By Edith, 31st May 2013 | Follow this author | RSS Feed
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How does one getting into addictive behaviors and how does one get out of addictive behaviors

Help for Addiction

Addiction can be defined as any behavior characterized by overwhelming compulsive involvement. People can get addicted to gambling, shopping, drugs, and many other things. Drug addiction is marked by physical and psychological dependency, Craving the In Psychological dependency is marked by severe craving for the drug and physical dependency the person experiences discomfort and may be unable to function without the drug.

How do people get addicted to drugs . The process of addiction starts with experimentation, then occasional use to regular use and finally addiction. Once addiction has set in the individual loses control and may need help to quit the habit.
These are some of the ways in which a person can get help out of addictive behaviors :1. The individual must be willing to get help. Unless the person with addictive behavior realizes the need to get help it might be very difficult to get help through external forces and pressure .
2. Counseling is necessary for one willing to quit addictive behaviors. Through counseling the individual is help to manage any psychosocial issues that could be triggering the behavior, In counseling one is equipped with life skills for self management and for living with other people
3. Medication might be needed to manage serious withdrawal symptoms
4. social support for those struggling to quit addictive behaviors is paramount. This is even more important in preventing relapse. The individual must feel he or she is a useful member of the society

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Addict, Addictions, Addictive Behavior

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A counseling psychologist and an educationist . I am interested in writing on parenting and the youth

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