Addiction is a complex condition which manifested by a compulsion to activities. It became an addiction when a person overindulges in the activity and begin to neglect his or her life.
Addiction is categories in 2 broad categories
Behavioural/ Process Addiction
People living with behavioural addiction have difficulty to stop engaging in the behaviour despite its negative consequences. Process addiction may include, but not limited to Pornography, sex, food, internet and gambling addiction.
Substance abuse refers to the inappropriate and harmful use of any substance, which includes, but not limited to drugs, and alcohol. Addiction includes being addicted to a seemingly harmful substance like coffee and chocolate.
What Led People to Addiction
Several factors may contribute to the development of addiction. The main factors are often associated with the environment, family's beliefs, attitudes and loneliness. When people indulge in addictive behaviours, like drinking or watching pornography, it gives a temporary euphoria. This euphoria gives the addicted person a false illusion of being relieved from their pain.
However, over time the pleasure reduced and the victims will try to increase the frequency of the activity to regain the euphoria they experience earlier on, which often led to the dependency on the activities taking over their lives, and led them a more painful experience.
Counselling and Psychotherapy for Addiction Counselling
Restoring Peace provides counselling and psychotherapy for both behavioural and substance abuse addiction.