Although it might not sound like a negative factor to anyone, addiction to exercise may lead to serious problems. After all, several studies have shown that routine exercise has physical and mental health benefits. Health gurus, countless advertisements, social media posts, and even our GP – they encourage us to exercise more. The thing is one can get addicted to exercise and the results are not that healthy at all.
There are a few things in life that are precious and one of these moments is the incomparable sensation when the caffeine hits you in the morning. For many of us, caffeine is a necessity. How else would we be able to get through the day without our morning dose of caffeine?
Do you rarely spend time apart with your significant other? I’m not talking about just being inseparable when you’re together, but being away from each other induces feelings of anxiety and discomfort. Is your mood significantly affected by your significant other’s behavior?
A lot of people would experiment with alcohol and drugs at least at one point during adolescence. The innate inquisitiveness and rebellion of adolescents and teenagers are generally the causes why they start trying substances for the first time. To add, peer pressure and a need to fit in, young people are most often vulnerable at risk of exposure. Because teenagers still have not fully matured prefrontal lobes in their brains, their judgment and regulation of instinct is often weak, makes them susceptible to potential abuse or addiction.
Drug use initially is a voluntary act. The drug use becomes habitual and evolves into a full-blown addiction that occurs through a range of circumstances. In the past, addiction was seen as arising from the moral failure and lack of will of a person. Recently, biological theories, and with the advances in scientific research, it is widely accepted that addiction is a "brain disease". This, however, is still up for argument by some sectors of the medical arena.
Prescription opioids or opioid painkillers are meant to provide pain relief but now there are a high number of well documented cases where overdose, injuries and deaths have occurred as historically they have been heavily marketed and are often self-administered improperly. Examples of these include oxycodone, hydrocodone, fentanyl, and tramadol. The illegal drug heroin is also an opioid. People often break tablets or open capsules, dissolve the powder in water and inject the liquid into a vein. Users and those addicted commonly short the crushed and powdered form too.
Nicotine is the drug that causes dependence on tobacco products. The addiction is physical as well as also mental and habitual users come to crave its effects. The addiction is also behavioural. It is as addictive as heroin, cocaine, and alcohol. Once nicotine enters the bloodstream, it creates pleasant feelings in the mind and body.
Mid-2018, the introduction of "gaming disorder" to the International Classification of Diseases of the World Health Organization has sparked litigious discussion on all sides of the issue. In the 11th Revision of the International Classification of Diseases (ICD-11), gaming disorder aka video game addiction is defined as a pattern of gaming activity characterized by impaired gaming control; increased priority given to gaming over other activities to the degree that gaming takes precedence over other interests, or daily activities and the continuation or escalation of gaming despite the occurrence of negative consequences.
Pornography is any material with the main intent to cause sexual arousal or excitement. It may come in the form of statues, paintings, pictures, audios, and videos. The history of porn can be traced back to prehistoric times. An extensive inventory of artifacts has been unearthed from Mesopotamia portraying sexual acts.
Do you extend your work beyond the office hours? Are you constantly thinking of work-related stuff even on your off days? Has work become an escape from feelings of anxiety, helplessness, or depression? If these things sound familiar to you…you might be a workaholic.
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