When I watch “Addiction” and “My Strange Addiction” or any of those type of shows I get really antsy and nervous and suddenly I feel the need to smoke a cigarette. I feel like suddenly there is a negative habit I need to kick right now.
The show Addiction is about intervening for those who has addiction problems whether there poison is alcohol meth, crack, weed, salts, pills, etc., etc. They show the person confessing and showing how they do there habit. It also explains how they provide for there habit. Illegal means and an enabler seems to be a common thread between all the abusers.
In “My Strange Addiction” the concept is the same but the thing they are addicted to are more of a obsessive compulsive behavior where they are addicted to strange things like bathing with bleach, eating toilet paper and eating powdered cleaning agents.
Addiction is defined as compulsive need for and use of a habit-forming substance. In a medical dictionary it is defined as a persistent, compulsive dependence on a behavior or substance. The
term has been partially replaced by the word dependence for substance
abuse. Addiction has been extended, however, to include… click for more information.
It is alarming how great the addictions can get. What’s more alarming is the variety and great amount of things which can be used to self medicate and self destruct. It speaks of a deep sadness that can not be reached. I wonder will it ever go away. Will the feelings forever linger? Will those things that drive an addict to flirt with death ever be defeated? Will a drug ever cure addiction?