Addictive Behaviors Essay

449 WordsDec 6, 20102 Pages
There are a lot ways an individual can become addicted, dependent, or compulsively obsessed with any activity, substance, object, or behavior that gives him/her pleasure. Several researchers imply that there are a similarity between physical addiction to various chemicals, such as alcohol and heroin, and psychological dependence involved in such activities as compulsive gambling, sex, work, running, or eating disorders. First of all, the individual becomes addicted or obsessed when they regularly thinks of the object, activity, or substance and will seek it out, often to the harm of work or interpersonal relationships. The person will suddenly engage in the activity, that is, do the activity over and over even if he/she does not want to. Although there so many of addictions on the media, the two that I choose to work on are the sex, and eating disorder. And I will explain the reason why an individual is seeking of more of them. Sex disorder; is best described as a progressive intimacy disorder characterized by neurotic sexual thoughts and acts. Like all addictions, its negative impact on the addict and on family members increases as the disorder progresses. Over time, the addict usually has to strengthen the addictive behavior to achieve the same results. For some sex addicts, the behavior does not progress beyond compulsive masturbation or the extensive use of pornography or phone or computer sex services. They go out of the way to get sex; either by paying someone or rape someone Eating disorder is a serious addiction, and also most commonly in women history. There two type of eating disorder: first is “anoxia nervosa” that when individual believe he/she is refusing to eat in fair of gaining to much weight. Second most common is bulimia nervosa so after eating a meal he/she would just go vomit that intake so they don’t gain anymore weight. Many eating

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