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Addiction

Addiction is destroying the morale of our society. There is no age limit for addiction. A person of any age can be influenced with the addiction of harmful drugs, alcohol and smoking. Today, the youngsters between the ages 17 to 25 years are surveyed to be the highest group of the total population to be addicted.

Addiction in short is the mental and the physical dependency of an individual on chemical substances to feel better. Once an individual gets addicted, it’s very hard for him to return to his normal life without the daily use of these fatal substances. Any addiction is powerful enough to mess the life of the addicted person and can even lead to his death on frequent use.

The causes of addiction can be many, differing from person to person. But the main reason behind the addiction is said to be emotional instability. The person who is not living a satisfactory life according to his own will is said to be very susceptible for the addiction. Family and social problems can also lead to addiction.

It is very important to get aware of the addiction timely and get help. There are lots of treatment centers and also the rehabs that are serving only the purpose of helping the affected get rid of the addiction and enjoy their normal lives without having to rely on the drugs. Though overcoming an addiction is very difficult it can be achieved through proper counseling and medication with the support of your loved ones and a strong will power to achieve a normal state.

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