ADDICTED: ARE YOU A JUNKIE AND DON’T EVEN KNOW IT?

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The definition of an addict is someone who is compulsive in their need for reward, substance, or activity where the compulsive behavior leads to negative consequences. We often connect an addiction with someone that is on drugs or alcohol. But how often do we hear about people who have other addictions to things such as sex, food, work, and shopping. Most people don’t want to talk about these other issues because they are quite odd to be addicted to in life. Who wants to admit they’re addicted to food, sex, their jobs, or even buying tangibles. Well, no one, but how? How are these addictions which to the average person are normal behaviors.

Let’s start with sex for example. Sex is one of the most, if not the most natural action among humans. This is the way humans procreate as a species. So when does this natural act become an addiction. It becomes an addiction when it leads to consequences that are harmful to you or others around you. For instance, when you find yourself constantly either cheating on your significant other or exposing yourself to sexually transmitted diseases then it’s an addiction. Another form of sexual addiction is more common and that’s through the use of pornography. It causes people to be desensitized by a real sexual experience. The levels of sensitivities are so high that men, for example find it difficult to maintain erections. Women have their own dysfunctions, for example sex toys desensitize the clitoris making normal sex unsatisfying.

Yet, this isn’t the only addiction outside of drugs and alcohol. Food is an even bigger addiction than sex, drugs, and alcohol. Especially in America, we eat so much that we develop predisposed food illnesses. Illnesses that lead to depression, diabetes, high blood pressure, stroke, heart attack, and obesity. We need food for our survival, so there’s no wonder why a food addiction is so hard to kick. And when you come from a family that overindulges then you’ll find it even harder not to eat a lot. Not to mention that certain ethnics groups typically consume greater portions than others. So with something so natural, this also comes as no surprise why it as well is so hard to kick.

Now, with the prior addictions taking hold of so many people’s lives, could there possibly be any other addictions. What about your career; could this become an addiction? Absolutely, that’s where the term workaholic comes from. Especially in today’s society, we work so much that we disconnect from friends and family. Kids more than ever come home after school to an empty house because of overworking parents. We as adults neglect the people around us and fail to realize this until it’s too late. People close to us pass away, and move away. Your kids grow up and you miss out on so much that you regret later on. So make time for them now.

But is that all? Is there more addictions in life? There are, shopping is another addiction. You go how, well when you are purchasing to the point where you can’t sustain financially, then you’re out of control. People shop to be accepted into a social group or even to cover up an emotional wound. Buying new clothes give you this new feeling, even if it is minimal. We think that by buying these items that good feeling will last, but it doesn’t; it never does. In the end, addiction is a hard illness to cope with; especially if the problem is a natural overindulgence. Seeking help is tough, yet necessary when kicking any habit.


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Author: faheemjackson44

I am from Racine, Wisconsin where I was raised until I graduated high school back in the year 2006. That entire time growing up in my mother's house, I was a student athlete. My goal was to embark on a general business career or athletics. But injuries through sports stopped a sports path, so I decided upon business with a focus in marketing. While attending undergraduate school at University of Wisconsin-Parkside, I began to write screenplays in my senior year. At first it was for fun, but I quickly learned writing allow me to transfer negative energy into characters I created. This led to a decrease in depressing mood swings, which in turn boosted my quality of life. After undergraduate school in May of 2011, I move to New York City for graduate school. While pursuing my MBA, I continued to write screenplays, but always wanted to write novels as well. I finished graduate school back in the year 2014, but wrote screenplays until I began thinking of my first short film, first First Day Fears. While finishing my fifth feature length screenplay, I started to write my first novel this year. So far, I have finished my first short film and working on my next one (Freedomless Speech), and recently self published my first novel (The Boy Who Could Talk To God) and short stories book (Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Volume 1). My feature length screenplays have been put on temporary hold to finish my short films and books, but I am making good progress on my sixth feature length screenplay. With year 2017 ending, I am currently writing my novel Precinct 86 and Faheem Jackson Short Story Collection Vol. 2. I have started teaching myself photography and will pursuing that by summer of 2018, along with my videography, podcast later on, and more research for my documentary.

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