Coffee today is not only a break time favorite anymore but it has now become a compulsion for official meetings and chat sessions. These days a quick mug of coffee helps you to crack the most complex of audit jumbles in a jiffy and also gives you confidence to look at your boss, straight in the eye, after committing some grevious mistake! Very true, it is good, but it is good only as long as it lasts. What happens to you after those coffees are down your throat is quite a cause for concern. While a single cup of coffee merely stimulates your senses, a regular intake of the caffeine in the coffee can turn you into a complete wreck!
The casino is an exciting place to visit. Players visit the casino for different reasons. Some take the time to learn the skills needed to play the games with the primary goal of winning money. The majority of players visit the casino for entertainment. Playing the games is an enjoyable experience and the lure of winning money adds to a player’s excitement. Some players enjoy the adrenaline rush and experience a high that accompanies the thrill when they risk their money on the games. For some this feeling can be seductive and alluring and some players succumb to the darker side of gambling, addiction.
3. COMPULSIVE SHOPPING
Shopping addiction isn’t simply buying things you need or searching out the best deal on some luxury item. It differs from other shopping habits in that those afflicted look at shopping as a way to escape other problems in their lives. For the compulsive shopper, there is a cycle of tension that builds as they consider an item and then a release when it is purchased. This is similar to what a compulsive gambler feels when they place a significant bet. There is a sense of involvement that transports them out of their day-to-day problems. And just as the thrill for the gambler rests on betting and not primarily on winning, the shopping addict is in it for the process more than the purchase itself.
4. THE INTERNET
Internet addiction is described as an impulse control disorder, which does not involve use of an intoxicating drug and is very similar to pathological gambling. Some Internet users may develop an emotional attachment to on-line friends and activities they create on their computer screens. Internet users may enjoy aspects of the Internet that allow them to meet, socialize, and exchange ideas through the use of chat rooms, social networking websites, or “virtual communities.” Other Internet users spend endless hours researching topics of interest Online or “blogging”. Blogging is a contraction of the term “Web log”, in which an individual will post commentaries and keep regular chronicle of events. It can be viewed as journaling and the entries are primarily textual. Similar to other addictions, those suffering from Internet addiction use the virtual fantasy world to connect with real people through the Internet, as a substitution for real-life human connection, which they are unable to achieve normally.
Food addiction is a contemporary term used to describe a pathological disorder; the compulsive, excessive craving for and consumption of food. This condition is not only manifested by the abnormal intake of food, but the intake and craving for foods that are, in themselves, harmful to the individual. While society and the medical profession have readily understood alcoholism and drug abuse, it is only in recent years that there is an equal acceptance of the fact that persons may be addicted to food in the same way. When any substance is taken into the body regardless of its potential for harm or in excess of need, that substance is said to be abused. Individuals who abuse substances in such a way are addicts; these persons become physiologically and mentally dependent upon certain substances, in this case food.
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Is this a real disease or just a convenient excuse for man to cheat?
Alcoholism is present when a person craves alcohol and cannot limit or contain his or her drinking. If someone experiences withdrawal symptoms such as nausea, sweating, shakiness, or anxiety when alcohol consumption has ceased, or if there is a need to drink greater amounts of alcohol in order to feel a high, that person is most likely alcoholic.
Tobacco addiction, the second-leading cause of death in the world, is a culprit for approximately 5 million deaths each year or 1 in 10 adult deaths. Currently, about 1.3 billion smokers live in the world; most (84%) live in developing countries. With the present smoking trends, tobacco will kill 10 million people each year by 2020. Through direct healthcare costs and loss of productivity from death and illness, tobacco will cost governments an estimated US $200 billion per year. A third of these costs will be borne by the developing countries. Many factors have led to increased global smoking rates. These include trade liberalization; direct foreign investment; global marketing; transnational tobacco advertising, promotion, and sponsorship; and international tobacco smuggling.
Drug addiction is a complex brain disease. It is characterized by compulsive, at times uncontrollable, drug craving, seeking, and use that persist even in the face of extremely negative consequences. Drug seeking becomes compulsive, in large part as a result of the effects of prolonged drug use on brain functioning and, thus, on behavior. For many people, drug addiction becomes chronic, with relapses possible even after long periods of abstinence.