Addictions hurt everyone involved and are devastating to the lives they affect. The person experiencing the addiction may be in total denial, feeling that he or she does not have a problem. Or they may feel completely helpless, and with each repeated act, his or her self-worth falls lower and lower. Addicts can lose touch with reality and relationships as their life crumbles. They often suffer from numerous other life traumas and unresolved problems that they bury themselves from in an outward expression of compulsion. As a result, loved ones of the addict suffer as they watch helplessly, not knowing what to do.
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Drug and alcohol addictions are also involve physical dependencies, as the individual has both a psychological and physical addiction to a chemical substance. The substance is often a form of escape for the user. People with substance abuse problems often have numerous underlying issues they are unable to deal with and therefore they need to escape. Counselling is only one part, although a critical part, of the treatment for drug addiction since those issues beneath the surface must be addressed. Simply treating the physical addiction will usually not help the substance abuser because their underlying pains remain unresolved forcing the individual to seek an escape again. Substance abuse is best treated as a joint process of counselling and medical treatment.
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At this time, there is a debate in the field of psychology as to whether internet addiction disorder is an actual psychological disorder. Regardless of whether or not internet addiction is a disorder, the fact that people can be addicted to computer use (internet, Facebook, video games, chat rooms, etc.) and that it can have damaging effects is a reality. An internet or gaming addict will often submerge themselves into an online world at the neglect and cost of “real life” relationships. Even though they may be communicating with other people online, they still lose touch with the world around them showing little regard for anything other than eating, sleeping, and using the computer. This form of addiction can lead to ruined relationships and an inability to relate to others in the “real world”. The internet and computer game addict retreats further into an online world as the last form of escape, refusing to engage or even acknowledge the crumbling world around them.
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Other (Sex, Love)
Individuals with sexual addictions are unable to control their sexual impulses and compulsively pursue prostitution, affairs, pornography, or fantasies among other means. Someone with a sexual addiction most often times operates in secret, keeping the problem tucked deep away in a dark closet. The individual may be completely obsessed by dark impulses and drives, feeling unable to control them. Someone with a sexual addiction may also live in denial of their problem, and once discovered can cause destruction in the individual’s relationships. A person with a sexual addiction, because he or she is living a double “secret” life will often be an unstable person. Symptoms include sexual harassment, habitual use of pornography, and blaming the spouse for any problem relating to the addiction.