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Addictions Case

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An addiction is a recurring compulsion by an individual to engage in some specific activity. The term is often reserved for drug addictions but it is sometimes applied to other compulsions, such as problem gambling or compulsive overeating. Factors that have been suggested as causes of addiction include genetic, biological - pharmacological and social factors. Person who is addicted is usually unable to stop with the bad habit. In most cases they are aware of their addict problems but they can not help themselves and family could help but they close one's eyes to a fact. We often hear statements like: “Our son is not a drug addict or my husband can stop gambling whenever he wants!” I think addictions are still taboo in some social classes. The most widened addictions are drug addictions. Here belong alcohol, soft and hard drugs and cigarettes. Addicts become dissatisfied with themselves, they feel useless and unloved and they see their addiction as the only way out of their ruined life. Addictions are usually the result of life dissatisfaction, boredom, financial problems, stress and aimless life. People drink to relax and calm their nerves, to be sociable, to get courage, to belong to their company. It is very sad, if young teenager drinks because all his or her friends do that. Smoking is the most widespread addiction. But this is changing slowly because more and more people are becoming aware of the harmful effects of smoking. On every package is a label with warning about harmful effects of smoking on health and society discourage smokers. The biggest problem of drug addictions is hard drugs. Here belong cocaine, opium, heroin and some medicine, especially narcotics. Hard drugs cause strong psychic and physical addiction. Especially young addicts who don’t have money for drugs they start to steal. There needs are bigger and bigger but they can’t stop. They are deeper and deeper in problems. A lot of young people die because they take too many drugs


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