Addiction is psychological dependence on psychoactive input into the body, without which withdrawl symptoms begin. Addiction is a type of attachment to the material plane.
Psychoactive inputs may be used recreationally, to purposefully alter one's consciousness, as entheogens, for ritual, spiritual, and/or shamanic purposes, as a tool for studying or augmenting the mind, or therapeutically as medication. These inputs crosses the blood–brain barrier and acts primarily upon the central nervous system where it affects brain function, resulting in changes in perception, mood, consciousness, cognition, and behavior.
In simple language, psychoactive inputs cause feelings of excitement(Ecstacy/Elation//Hyper-ness) or calmness, and continuous use makes the person dependent on that feeling.
One of the neurotransmitters playing a major role in the excitement addiction is dopamine. As a chemical messenger, dopamine is similar to adrenaline. Dopamine affects brain processes that control movement, emotional response, and ability to experience pleasure and pain.
- 1 Chemical Addiction
- 2 Sensory Addiction
- 2.1 TV Addiction
- 2.2 Sex addiction
- 2.3 Addiction to harming others
- 2.4 Computer Addiction
- 2.5 Music addiction
- 2.6 Novel Addiction
- 2.7 Aquisition Addiction
- 3 Extrnal Links
Chemical Addiction[edit | edit source]
Drugs/medication Addiction[edit | edit source]
Alcohol[edit | edit source]
Nicotine[edit | edit source]
Cigrette[edit | edit source]
Chewing tobacco[edit | edit source]
Pan[edit | edit source]
Food Addiction[edit | edit source]
Excitement gained form tasting foods causes the long-term consumption of excess food in relation to the energy that an organism expends (or expels via excretion), leading to weight gaining and often obesity.
Sugar Addiction[edit | edit source]
Ecstasy gained from intake of Sugary food causes difficulty in controlling consumpsion of Sweet foods or beverages.
Sensory Addiction[edit | edit source]
Most sensory types of addiction cause excitement
“ Men have become tools of their tools”
- Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
TV Addiction[edit | edit source]
Television gives constant stimulation to the eyes and ears causing Emotional Excitement and/or Suspence Excitement.
Information Addiction[edit | edit source]
Also known as news addiction, the excitement gained from being updated reinforces the obsession of doing so.
Sports Addiction[edit | edit source]
Sex addiction[edit | edit source]
Also known as Lust addiction, it includes physical sexual activity, masterbation, pornography, live sex video chat, etc.
Addiction to harming others[edit | edit source]
- Serial Killers
Computer Addiction[edit | edit source]
dependent on exictement from using the computer
Video Game Addiction[edit | edit source]
type of excitement depends on the game played
Internet Addiction[edit | edit source]
A type of Information Addiction, it includes online news, emails, forums, social networking sites like facebook, etc. It is also been called Online Compulsive Disorder, Pseudo-Attention Deficit Disorder, etc.
“ Hardly a man takes a half-hour's nap after dinner, but when he wakes he holds up his head and asks, "What's the news?" as if the rest of mankind had stood his sentinels ...Pray tell me anything new that has happened to a man anywhere on this globe”
- Walden, by Henry David Thoreau
Music addiction[edit | edit source]
Constant stimulation to the ears diverting attention from the real world causing calmness or excitement.
Novel Addiction[edit | edit source]
Reading a Novel causes Emotional Excitement and/or Suspence Excitement
Aquisition Addiction[edit | edit source]
Also known as Greed addiction, it is psychological dependence on excitement from aquisition of material and virtual possession.
Shopping Addiction[edit | edit source]
window shopping addiction[edit | edit source]
excitment from fantasizing the acuisition of possession