Addictive behaviors

A couch and a chair

When someone is compulsively obsessed with any activity, substance, object, or behavior that gives him/her pleasure we can say they are engaging in addictive behaviors. In the case of drugs, there is a chemical dependence that occurs, which has several components but basically means that if you stop using the drug you will experience negative symptoms, physically, emotionally and mentally so you continue to use in order to avoid withdrawl symptoms. Most chemically dependent people use to maintain baseline, which means sometimes you may not notice they are high as they may appear “normal”. There are still signs depending on the drug and of course you will be able to see the devastating effect of the drug in all aspects of their lives. Where there is smoke there is fire.

With other things, that, for lack of a better description, do not enter the body, it is hard to determine…

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