Julie was a young colleague in a fashion
company. This was her first dream job of working in the fashion sector and she
was pretty happy. She adjusted to the work culture soon and to get recognized
in the social life of office she adjusted herself. Long hours of work would
often end with a cigarette or two with her colleagues at the roof so that she
won’t miss any important conversation; she started developing a smoking habit.
Soon, the occasional smoking sessions
became regular as it made her feel happy and relaxed. Slowly, she got addicted.
This struggle with addiction made her reluctant to smoke a cigarette to relieve
her tense muscles and get acknowledgment by the superiors. As the work pressure
increased, she became a chain smoker. This resulted in absences of mind,
unpleasant work relations, and absence from work and the day came when she was
fired. Her addiction took her the job she which was proud of.
That Shows You Are Gradually Turning Into An
You Suffer From Withdrawal Symptoms?
An addict becomes so much piled up with
their addiction that any kind of outing, or gathering doesn’t excite them, they
try to ignore the social and be on their own.
Are You Are Still Continuing an Addiction despite Negative Effects?
When an addiction takes over, the affected
person has the inner call to ignore the warning signals and continue pursuing
the substance or a habit regardless of the impact it might have on physical and
psychological health, relationships or job.
You Have No Power To Stop Yourself?
“Only One More Day”
Addiction can be so controlling that
despite the best of efforts, a person is just not able to quit or get rid off.
He loses self-control and power to analyze the difference between a good or
bad, continue to follow the bad path, knowingly it is bad.
Does Your Risk-Taking Capabilities
People get addicted to something because
the experience is far away from reality. Addiction is usually to substances. An
addicted brain has a habit to take risks. Under the influence of any addiction
type, one might lose his or her control behaviour wise.
An Addict will do whatever he wants to no
matter what the consequences might be.
Your Excuse Making Tendency Increased?
When a person develops an addiction,
his/her life becomes a mesh of lies and excuses. When friends and loved ones
express concern, he/she may resort to all the means to evade them and shut
himself/herself in their world.
Like Julie, many of us develop liking for
something that causes more harm than benefit. One could be addicted to alcohol,
drugs, and books, video games, gambling or even shopping. And when the matter
goes out of hand, a person has to be encouraged to seek help from and a rehab
center where she can get treated properly.