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Breaking Addictions

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Addictions are not exclusive to drugs alone nor are they solely physically based.  Addiction can be psychological or physically based.  So what is Addiction?  Addiction is a condition that results when a person engages in an activity that can be pleasurable but the continued act or use of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships or health.

  • A physical condition.  This is a biological state in which the body adapts to the presence of a drugs or alcohol.
  • A psychological addiction.  The need to take action under certain kinds of stresses, and can account for why people switch addictive actions to one substance or another, or a person place or  thing.
  • Addiction is a spiritual problem.  You have to gain control of your spirit.  Proverbs 25:28, “a man that has no control over his spirit is like a city broken into without walls.”  There’s no chemical solution to a spiritual problem.  You may sincerely want to stop the addiction in your life , Paul said in Romans 7 :15, “the thing I want to do I don’t do and the thing I don’t want to do I do.”  The reason addiction is so hard to break is Galatians 5:17, “the flesh is opposed to the spirit and the spirit opposed to the flesh.”

Top 10 Addictions

1. Drugs



Crystal Meth and powder cocaine

Depending on how long you’ve been using, you can either go cold turkey or you may need to go to a treatment center.  All major cities have drug abuse centers.

2. Porn

Man on sofa watching television

Therapist tell clients not to fight the urges let them come but only don’t succumb to them either.  If porn is your habit replace that habit with something positive that will benefit you.  Hypnosis are used in overcoming addictions as well.  There is help if you can’t do it on your own and there’s lots of information on porn addiction and how to kick on the internet.

3. Food


Emotional eating is when you eat when you’re sad, eat when your happy, eat for no reason at all other than the fact that food comforts you.  Ballooning your weight to three hundred pounds is not healthy nor does it benefit you in any way positive.

4. Gambling

Gambler placing a bet at the roulette table at the casino. Risky entertainment of gambling

Gamblers usually have to hit rock bottom and loose everything before their addiction gets their attention.  Gamblers anonymous is one of the oldest organizations to help with gambling addictions.

5. A man


You can’t stand the thought of being away from him even for a second.  So you constantly call, text, email, stop by unexpectedly.  Constantly question him about where he is or who he’s with.  Therapy can help with addiction to a person and help you to identify some underlying issues you may have that cause you to be insecure.

6. Smoking


1, 2, 3, packs or more a day, everyday, all year long.  Smoking can lead to of course cancer, emfazema, heart disease, birth defects, diabetes, wrinkles.  There are a thousand ways to kick, there’s the smoking patch, the gum, or vapor can be used to ween you off smoking.


7. Smart Phone addiction

If your phone causes you to be withdrawn from social interaction and you can’t be without it even for a single second it’s obsessive.  It’s the 21st century addiction.  Phone and internet addictions are real and there’s treatment.  Look up phone and internet addiction on the net.

Couple embracing and still using their mobile phones

8. Internet


Do you spend more time on the net than with family and friends?  Does the internet consume your life? You are addicted to the internet and not know it.  There is help to get your usage under control.

9. Video Games


8.5 percent of American youth are addicted to video games.  Our son spends a lot of time on video games but we’re not worried because he also has a job and a social life.  But again, if it causes your children to not be engaged in real life that’s when it becomes a problem.  Internet, phone and video game addiction fall under the same umbrella and there is help.

10. Pain killers, prescription meds


FDA approved prescription meds abuse is on the rise.  They can be quite tough to kick the longer you abuse them.  People are using rehabs to combat this almost epidemic use of prescription meds.


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