Addictive Behavior

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Do you have addictive behavioral experiences, whether in the past or future? Do you find yourself addicted with the need for control, and do you feel much more comfortable when you are able to manipulate situations? Do you think that you need larger, longer or more frequent experiences to feel the same "rush"? If you answered yes to some of these questions, you may be addicted and have to read this essay. Historically, addiction used to solely refer to psychoactive substances that change the chemical balance of the brain. These substances include drugs, alcohol and tobacco. People usually are familiar with these obvious addictions. However, more and more psychologists and health care professionals point out that addiction do not just include physical things we consume, like heroin, barbiturates and alcohol, but may also include virtually anything, such as shopping, sex, internet, work, even exercise which is generally considered as healthy and chocolate which is generally considered as harmless snack. In other words, addictions are not limited to substance dependence (e.g. drug abuse) but also includes behavioral addiction which people usually play down the seriousness of it. Actuall, addictive disorders can present considerable threats to human health and people can be capable of being addicted to virtually anything from plastic surgery to texting if they still primarily focus on cigarette ,drugs and alcohol, ignore behavioral additions practically. Therefore, Americans have to face up to behavioral addiction (as opposed to chemical addiction) which may be caused from general habit.
Most of people engage in different hobbies and activities or using substance without any serious problems. Yet, some people may experience suffering from physical and mental pain when their general habits become addictions. So what is the difference between a general habit and an…...

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