I’m addicted and I just can’t get enough
She has realized that you have a problem – that your addictive behavior affects other parts of your life – and you want to know how to stop addiction. You probably didn’t expect to be addicted when you started. Perhaps you thought you were just enjoying and could resign at any time.
Many people who become addicted are surprised at how difficult their first attempt to quit alcohol or smoking is, and they end up wondering, why can’t I quit alcohol or smoking?
Tolerance and withdrawal are key factors that contribute to addiction as they are strongly related and are the principal manners that got you addicted in the first place.
You would probably find it much easier to give up addiction if you didn’t develop tolerance and withdrawal. Tolerance is a physical and psychological process. In your first time of experiencing an addictive material or behavior, you may be overwhelming, disagreeable even, or it may be cool and pleasurable. If the effect feels strong, you may feel there is no danger of you wanting to overdo it. If it is mild, It may appear friendly and harmless.
The more times you repeat the behavior, the less sensitivity you have to it, and your needs will increase more and more to get the same effect. Like alcohol and opiates, Drugs work on special sections of the brain, creating physical tolerance.
Physical withdrawal from alcohol and drugs although variable and often resolves over several days. However, it tends to be quite unpleasant and it can be dangerous. If you decided to quit, it is best performed under medical guidance.
Discuss physical withdrawal with your doctor for the best way to approach this. Once you have been through withdrawal, there are deeper psychological processes that make it difficult to stay “on the wagon.”
furthermore, Sex and gambling and like behaviors generate sensations of excitement that get less intense over time.
Because of tolerance, your needs will grow and may want to do more to reach the same result.
Impediments to Quitting
The more addictive excessive behavior to the point of creating conflict, the more it affects the balance of life. Furthermore, Conflict may occur within yourself.
– Conflicts with other people also may occur whether they need to support you to quit of addiction or with others needs you to join them in the addictive behavior.
Ambivalence, even in the early stages of experimentation, the mixed feelings of the need to continue with the addictive behavior and needing to quit, is part of the addictive process. Frequently, this sensed in terms of “right” and “wrong,” a moral dilemma, especially in illegal and sexual behaviors. In some cases, guilt feelings are appropriate; in others, they are not.
- Guilt and justification
Disturbing these feelings of guilt when your behavior does not fit your criteria of right and wrong can be a powerful motivator for making changes. Sometimes it can act against you, causing you to justify your behavior for yourself and others. And This may hinder the decision to stop alcohol or smoking.
- How can you stop smoking?
Therapy can help you cope with uncomfortable feelings and help you uncover irrational thoughts that make you addicted. Quitting alcohol or smoking is not easy or direct, but a good treatment program will help you achieve it when you are ready.