Stress and Addiction

There are lots of people around the world who are fighting addiction. Habits are conditions of the body and mind seen as an the real, psychological, and emotional need for drugs or alcohol. When somebody is addicted to drugs or alcohol, they believe that they need drugs or alcohol so as to function effectively, even to survive day to day. Habit is a disease that will severely influence a life, or may even end a life. More over, the consequences of addiction might come external influencing people around an addict/alcoholic in several undesirable ways. It is a powerful and dangerous disease as it harms many besides the addicted person.

Each case of addiction has a different origin. Studies suggest that addiction might be genetic. It may also be caused by growing up in a house where a parent is addicted. Some chemicals are highly-addictive and everyone who uses them for too long may become addicted. But, one common root of addiction that numerous people do not consider is trauma. Stress and addiction generally go together. Stress can result in a person so much pain and despair that it can make them wish to self-medicate with addictive.

Traumatization will make someone feel unpredictable, feel lost and scared, feel like everything is wrong. Lots of people with trauma may turn to stop that experience by numbing it and escaping from it, even when just for an occasion. Ultimately this may cause an addiction. These people frequently confronted with these substances may possibly produce a dependency and subsequently become addicted.

People create trauma for different reasons. Trauma may be caused by:

* Involvement in violent events

* Witness of violent activities

* Witness of murder/death

* Exposure in life situations death and

* Witness of emotional of divorce/break-up (usually children seeing one event that occurs to separation of parents)

* Involvement in psychologically harmful confrontations/divorces/break-ups

No matter how trauma is developed, trauma and addiction frequently assist each other in seriously harming someone by complicating their lives in a variety of negative ways. Both should be addressed so as to fully have the root of the problem and help someone to treat, when people are struggling with traumatization and addiction.

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