Chemical Addiction is Predictable & Progressive
This video is part two of Chemical Addiction: Why it’s Predictable and Progressive.
Substance abuse can easily turn into a fatal addiction if left untreated. Once chemical addiction has set in, the user has already progressed through the stages of substance abuse.
To get a proven and historic example of this we can find that the Bible says in Proverbs 23:29-35, “… Do not gaze at wine when it is red, when it sparkles in the cup, when it goes down smoothly. In the end it bites like a snake and poisons like a viper. Your eyes will see strange sights, and your mind will imagine confusing things. You will be like one sleeping on the high seas, lying on top of the rigging. “They hit me,” you will say, “but I’m not hurt! They beat me, but I don’t feel it! When will I wake up so I can find another drink?”
In this example, the alcoholic from over 3000 years ago has the same problems that alcoholics have of today. We can just fill in the blank with our own scenario of life that is complicated and unmanageable with the over-consumption of chemicals. We can see that this is not a new problem or something that has taken place in the last 100 years. Chemical addiction is an epidemic in the world and at an all-time high.
Chemical Addiction is predictable, meaning that it will run the course of the social, dependent and addictive stages.
Chemical Addiction is also progressive, meaning that it gets worse if not dealt with properly. It affects us physically, spiritually, mentally, and emotionally.
The major problem with addiction is that it affects us physically last. By the time an addict realizes the addiction; it has already negatively impacted their body and led them into a fatal stage of addiction.
The addict can remain in a physical plateau from months to even years due to a buildup of tolerance to the drug. Although, the addict may remain plateaued, the physical body will continue to deteriorate. However, the spiritual, mental and emotional characteristics do not plateau and just continue to worsen. In this situation, the addiction has progressed, but they don’t seem to get the help needed.
This creates a sense of hopeless and the addict finds drugs as the only way to cope. There are proper and healthy ways to cope. Watch our other videos to learn about healthy ways to cope.
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